Mario C. Bauer
Co-Founder & CEO, Love & Food Restaurant Holding; Proud owner of Vapiano Brand
Mario C. Bauer is a Brand Ambassador, Entrepreneur, Author & Keynote Speaker. For almost a decade he was responsible at Vapiano as an executive for international growth & partnerships. He and his team have opened and operated over 200 restaurants in 33 countries around the globe.
Nowadays Mario acts as Brand Ambassador for AmRest and Advisor via his Whites Space Partners consultancy for several international Hospitality Brands. He enjoys being on stage as Keynote Speaker about International Growth & Opportunities or about his book “The Teddy Bear is everywhere”.
While growing up in his family’s restaurant in Austria, Mario developed an entrepreneurial mindset from a young age by founding several startups such as Bagel Station (bagel & coffee shop concept) or Papernomad (sustainable ipad sleeves). His current adventure & passion is Curtice Brothers, an organic boutique ketchup cooked in Tuscany, where he can live up to this credo, that in life only two things matter “Love & Food”.
Mario has a true international mindset, and is constantly traveling around the world. His harbor is a houseboat in Amsterdam, where he and his fiancée enjoy feeding the ducks in the morning and hosting friends from around the world.