MO WYSE is a Seattle and NY expat. She studied journalism, has a background in production and events management, but dedicated her passion for creative, plant-based food to creating Smith & Daughters restaurant, where she is the logistical, front-of-house and marketing brains behind the gun team with Shannon Martinez.
Mo Moved to Melbourne in 2012 and hasn't looked back, though she still loves her rainy city (...she loves Melbourne more). First managing People's Market, an outdoors "everything goes" venue in Collingwood, she met and started plotting world domination almost immediately with business partner and chef, Shannon Martinez. Smith & Daughters opened March 2014, after much success (and outgrowing their space), the two had to keep going. The queue's out the door, all-vegan deli, Smith & Deli opened June 2015. And the pair's first cookbook Smith & Daughters: A COOKBOOK (that happens to be vegan) launched November 2016 and is currently in it's 4th printing, shortlisted in numerous industry & design awards and has even been translated into Dutch.
The future holds quite a lot for the 'Smith &' enterprise, and if there's one thing that can be counted on... Mo Wyse believes in Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), Taking Care of Business (TCB), and that this mover and shaker simply cannot be stopped.
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