M’s Founder and CEO Martin Williams made number 17 in the Harpers’ Hot 100: Celebrating the most influential people in the on-trade, along with Restaurant Director Zack Charilaou, who made number 34!
Harper’s had this to say…
Martin Williams (n0.17)
“Ex-Gaucho managing director Martin Williams wowed the wine and restaurant world with his quality and attention to detail when he opened his M Restaurants in Victoria and the City, combining glamorous and slickly run operations with fantastic wine retail areas that front the entrances to the eateries. Currently rolling out new, more casual outlets in farther-flung neighbourhoods under the M Social banner, his influence and reach continues to grow.”
Zack Charilaou (n0.34)
“Overseeing drinks at Martin Williams’ growing M mini-empire is head sommelier and buyer Zack Charilaou, whose knowledge and enthusiasm propel his dedication to passing that on through his ever-imaginative, holistic approach to wine in the restaurant world.”