Today's kitchens are modern showpieces that fuse functionality with innovation, elegance and cutting edge style to create a modern living area that makes food preparation easier and creates a fabulous space for the chef to intermingle with family or guests.” – Albert Zarb
Albert Zarb's passions include design, travel and his family. Married for 32 years to wife Linda, he has three adult children aged from 21 to 29, two of whom are involved in the family business.
Starting out as a cabinet maker in the seventies, Albert then branched into building and is a Registered Building Practitioner. In the early nineties, Albert opened Mod Kitchens in Carnegie at 22 Koornang Rd. After six years he then opened the Richmond showroom at 386 Bridge Road, which was made the Mod Kitchens head office. Albert is now one of the Directors of the Mint Kitchen Group and the owner of two Mint kitchen showrooms; Richmond, where he is the Head Designer, and Carnegie. He remains deeply committed to the Australian manufacturing industry and is adamant about using only highly qualified trades people and Australian made products.
Extra curricular involvement is also a high priority, and although very busy with work commitments, he is Chair of the Victorian and Tasmanian chapters of the Kitchen & Bathroom Design Institute (KBDI), sits on the Victorian Housing Industry Association-Kitchen & Bathroom (HIA) committee and the Victorian Furnishing Industry Training Advisory Council (FurnITAC) and is a committed member of the Cabinet Makers Association (CMA). A 2010 KBDI Medium size kitchen Design Awards Finalist, Albert is innovative in his field, being one of the first in the industry to introduce post form Bench tops in Victoria and has since featured regularly in national kitchen magazines. Albert reguarly travels the world to keep up with international design, wanting to offer his clients the latest in colours and trends from around the globe. When not at work, which is a rare occurrence, he enjoys fishing, travel and spending quality time with his family.