We have built The Butcher’s Block on the philosophy that “the heart of every home is the kitchen” From our friends and family, to our suppliers and guests, we welcome all to join us at our table. Our ethos and values are built with family as the foundation, with this we have created a culture of respect, passion and excellence.
Our team has been hand-picked from operations, to suppliers and our support team, we aim to deliver an ambiance that imbues our stores with the feeling of returning home.
Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Dan Rudolph brings a wealth of culinary experience, both locally and internationally in various hatted and Michelin starred establishments.
Describing his style of cuisine as modern Australian with contemporary Asian and European influences, the refined menu he has curated for The Butcher's Block reflects this. His utilisation of Australia’s premium seasonal produce ensures we deliver satisfaction to our guests from a taste and texture perspective.
Starting his professional career at Il Marchesino in his birthplace Milan, , Mattia thrived on the rich culture of Italian food and beverage. Completely absorbed within this culture, Mattia’s interest in mixology started as a young kid holidaying with his parents who then encouraged him to further expand his knowledge of fine spirits and wines. Taking his knowledge Mattia explored many hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs before working with the likes of Gualtiero Marchesi who heavily influenced Italian cuisine and became a prominent figure since the 80’s in the hospitality industry.
After frequently traveling between Italy and Australia, Mattia now calls Australia home, where he has gained valuable experience within Sydney hospitality power figures like The Four Seasons and O Bar, where he met our Group Operations Manager Chris Clarke, who introduced him to The Butcher’s Block. Joining the group as our Assistant Manager at Barangaroo and many years on, Mattia says “At The Butcher’s Block, I really feel part of a family” as he now becomes our Operations Manager.