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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 19:30

Seasoned Success: An Entrepreneurial Journey in China

Michelle Garnaut, Founder, M Restaurant Group


Embassy of Turkey

9 Sanlitun Dong Wu Jie


Tuerqi Dashiguan 9 Sanlitun Dong Wu Jie

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Non-members welcome for a single lecture fee of RMB 60;
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Melbourne-born Michelle Garnaut is a trained chef and restaurateur with a culinary career that spans over twenty-five years, several continents and positions that have ranged from waitress to chef to caterer and proprietor. An enterprising pioneer in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, Michelle Garnaut will share insider tips and a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and demands she has encountered through the course of her entrepreneurial journey, culminating in her signature “M” becoming an icon of fine dining, culture, comfort and style in China's three most sophisticated cities.

Michelle has been honored with awards that include Entrepreneur of the Year (International Woman of Influence Awards) and the Business Entrepreneurial Award (ANZ Australian Business Awards). She has had a long-term commitment to charity work, including ongoing involvement in the ICC Beach Cleanup, books2eat, and Care for Children. She is currently working on The Village People project, targeted at improving the lives and health of women in rural China.