Aster Group

Executive Team.

Yianni Barthelmess

Yianni Barthelmess

Food and Beverage - Group Executive

The Aster Group will set the standard for high quality and trend relevant food and beverage and superior customer service, while remaining highly engaged in the community. 

What do you love most about the Food and Beverage industry? 

I have a love for food, wine and customer service. I love that it is an ever changing industry with new trends constantly emerging and an ever increasing expectation for superior customer service. I love the buzz of a busy restaurant and bar and I really enjoy the customer interaction. 

The increasing popularity of cooking shows has led to customers being more educated and more adventurous in their dining and this has allowed for more exciting offerings to be delivered not only in food, but beverage as well. 

What is the biggest challenge you've come across working in this industry? 

Sourcing high quality local produce. This has thankfully changed in the past couple of years as consumers and producers have become more savvy to the benefits of local products. This is even the case in beverage with the emergence of some great local gins and whiskeys. 




What are you most excited about in your new role at the Aster Group?

The Aster Group already has some great food and beverage offerings and I am excited to be a part of building these, and future projects, into products that will be a benchmark for quality food and beverage. 

What is the best piece of advice you've been given? 

Use high quality, fresh produce and don't over complicate the offering. 

Describe yourself in a few words: 

Self-motivated, passionate, happy, energetic, honest, vibrant and creative. 

Describe the future of the Aster Group:

The Aster Group will set the standard for high quality and trend relevant food and beverage and superior customer service, while remaining highly engaged in the community.