April 27, 2013

Sean Cunnington – Unox Australia

In this business we always enjoy meeting all the passionate people in our industry. One person we have forged a great relationship with recently is Sean Cunnington from the oven and grill company called Unox Australia.

Sean has supplied some great new equipment for our product launches this year, such as the Café Biz evening at Dose Espresso, where our celebrity MLA (Meat and Livestock Australia) chefs created masterpieces with his universal ovens.

Sean started his career with formal hospitality training in the UK, where he became a chef. Whilst working in top end London restaurants, he met a few Aussies and started room sharing with them. During many late night sessions, they talked him into coming out to Australia to work. When Sean arrived, he struggled to find a chef’s role, as the country hit a slump. So, he had a crack at front of house and swapped his chef’s jacket for a black tie. His dynamic and likable personality made him a sought after employee in Sydney, and Sean worked his way around some of the country’s best restaurants.

He was asked to help out with a new Black Stump Restaurant that was troubled with its working systems and procedures. He quickly solved the issues and was then offered the management position and within a few years, he was running the whole chain of 20 plus restaurants nationally.

Sean, like so many hard working chefs with a young family, found the restaurant lifestyle very taxing, with so many late nights and weekends. He opted to seek a different career still in hospitality. He was offered a position with Unox as a State Sales Manager, the perfect role where he could still be involved in cooking and also be around lots of different people. Now Sean’s job takes him all over NSW and Victoria, showcasing a range of ovens that suits all sorts of hospitality systems, from pubs and restaurants to café service.

I was so impressed with the Unox multifunction oven, that I actually purchased one for my home and had the pleasure of a visit from Sean to install and direct my family on the use of this technical piece of culinary excellence. Like all good hosts, I encouraged Sean to cook for friends and family over the weekend, where we bonded over good food, craft beer and local wine.

Thanks, Sean, for becoming a friend of Café Culture. I hope the industry embraces you and your excellent cooking systems.


MPM Advertisment


Introductory Espresso Machine Technician Course – Oct 30th-31st 2018

Do you have a handy team member in your coffee business that is repairing your espresso equipment but needs some assistance in understanding the technical side of being a coffee technician? This two-day course is designed for n...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Breaking News – Federal Government pushes to stop plant-based products labelled as ‘meat’ or ‘milk’

Plant-based products labelled “meat” or “milk” will have to be rebranded if the Federal Government is successful in lobbying for a change of food standards. Regional Services Minister Bridget McKenzie wi...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Taste is key in promoting insect-based food

New study finds promoting enjoyable aspects of insect-based food is more effective than highlighting health or environmental benefits A new study finds that promoting insect-based food as pleasurable, rather than healthy or env...
by Cafe Culture Mag



Snacking to manage mood and health

PEOPLE are increasingly snacking to manage their mood but the lolly jar is out as middle-class consumers with flexible eating routines drive demand for healthy snacks, new research shows. Participants in the survey by Galileo K...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Hardware Societe – Cafe Review

118 to 120 and 123 Hardware St, Melbourne VIC The list is now getting quite complicated in Melbourne when you punch into your review platform looking for a great breakfast. Hardware Societe kept coming up as Melbourne’s top b...
by Cafe Culture Mag




Purezza is reforming the hospitality industry with a product that offers various benefits from increasing profits to reducing carbon footprint. The Purezza system uses advanced technology to filter, chill and carbonate your wat...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Cafe Culture Digital 7 – Out Now

Cafe Culture Digital Issue 7 – now available! Latest news, trends, products and reviews – every month. THIS MONTH FEATURES: – USA Aeropress Champion 2018 – Golden Bean North America wraps up – Intr...
by Cafe Culture Mag


by Cafe Culture Mag


International Coffee Day

In honour of International Coffee Day on Monday 1st October, The Grounds are celebrating with a week long line up of new ways to to try your coffee. Whether you like a classic latte, take it iced or prefer it at the end of your...
by Cafe Culture Mag


Trending Cafes in Brisbane – past and present

For decades, the Shingle Inn was the place to go for coffee. It was an ornate wood-panelled space with mouth-watering cake displays and cosy booths you’d slide into with a few friends. It opened in 1936 and I’ve fond memori...
by Cafe Culture Mag