We would like to introduce you to the latest Guru’s to join the HospoTrain team


MEET... Mike Fowler

Mike Fowler

Mike has been with us for a while now and is based in Wellington. He teaches the LCQ Courses, does on-site training programs, and also collates our Mystery Dining reports.  Mike has over 9 years of Venue Manager experience in bars and nightclubs, and in more recent times has been responsible for opening and managing restaurants in both Wellington and Christchurch. All this while owning and operating his own little bar on Allen Street in Wellington, The Cavern Club  – Wellington’s coolest little rock ‘n’ roll bar!

Mike has always had a passion for training and upskilling hospitality staff, and has used his experience to help take HospoTrain to a new level since coming on board.


MEET… Ash Visvanathan

Ash Visvanathan

Ash is somewhat of an Hospo Icon in Auckland.  He’s been in the industry for close to 20 years, working in catering, cafes, bars and restaurants. Ash was a co- owner of the Monsoon Poon brand and now is one of the managers at the popular Woodpecker Hill in Parnell. He is also the Co-Chair of the Lewisham foundation which runs the Lewisham Awards which celebrate the heroes of the Auckland Hospitality scene.

Ash has recently joined the HospoTrain team, and will be looking after LCQ Courses and Training/Consulting for the Auckland area.

Aug, 05, 2016