Al Brown is recognised around the world as a leading New Zealand Chef and Restauranteur, but his business acumen and commercial successes extend further than those restaurant walls.
Al is an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word. Alongside his successes in the running a multi-faceted business, he is a natural storyteller who thrives on the sentiment of ‘people and place’, and a person of genuine authenticity, creativity and generosity.
In 2010, after over 10 years at the helm of the award-winning Wellington restaurant Logan Brown, Al moved north to Auckland. He opened ‘Depot’ in 2011, a restaurant that gave the Auckland and New Zealand hospitality scene something new and innovative.
In 2021, in partnership with Constellation Brands, Al launched ‘Tipping Point’ wines, producing six varietals of wine including an award winning Rosé. Alongside these great wines, Al co-produced an online series under the same name which was hosted on the Stuff.co.nz platform. The series helped to profile the New Zealand charities who benefit from the sales of Tipping Point wines.
Al values aligning himself with people, organisations and brands he feels a strong connection with.