Peter Rowland and Harry the hirer.
Peter Rowland has been feeding Melbourne since 1962. From humble beginnings, the Peter Rowland business has grown to become one of Australia’s most successful, innovative and respected food and entertaining companies. From corporate headquarters and commercial kitchens in South Yarra Peter Rowland engineered what would become legendary parties for business titans including Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, Alan Bond and Christopher Skase as well as iconic major events such as the Melbourne Cup Carnival and Australian Formula One Grand Prix.
John Wilson, Consulting Creative Director at Peter Rowland takes over the Style Lab this month. His 40-year career is centered around diversity, creativity and impact. John’s previous work as a creative director for some of Australia’s best-known hospitality names has utilised his skills in food and beverage concept development, creative direction, talent development and business modelling.
PRG - JW: The relationship between Peter Rowland and Harry the hirer goes back years. Founder Peter Rowland, the late florist Kevin O’Neill and Harry the hirer were a formidable creative partnership and created some of the most memorable events ever staged.
My personal relationship with Harry's is recent – although I am a Melbourne person and spent my younger life in Victoria, the vast part of my life I have spent in Sydney, so my relationship with Harry the hirer has grown with their expansion into the Sydney market.