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2018 Judges

Chris lucas   founder and executive chairman   lucas group   (australia)

Chris Lucas

Founder and Executive Chairman - The Lucas Group

Biography

Chris Lucas is the entrepreneur behind some of Melbourne hottest laneway restaurants. His institution Chin Chin sees queues snake daily around corners, where punters line up for hours to take a seat in his Flinders Lane outpost. In 2017 he opened two new award winning restaurants Kisumé and Chin Chin Sydney and is set to open a handful more in the next 18 months.

Design excellence

Design excellence means to be unique, ground breaking and individual. Each of my venues has an entirely unique concept. They have individual philosophies, look and feel. It's important to be original.