• Andly Private Kitchen stands out

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    Meet the couple behind Andly Private Kitchen, a Perth restaurant inspired by the intimate eateries of Hong Kong serving a different set menu every night of creative Chinese cuisine to a handful of lucky diners. By Kerry Faulkner A simple […]

  • Mentoring—walking the talk

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    With the hospitality industry’s high apprentice drop-out rate and drastic skills shortage, strong mentoring for young workers and apprentices is more vital than ever. So, what are the challenges involved in shaping the restaurant leaders of the future? Zoe Meunier […]

  • Recipe for success: Andrew Buchanan

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    Andrew Buchanan has grown Urbane from a little Brisbane bistro to a destination fine dining establishment, and much, much more. By Kerryn Ramsey “While studying economics at University of Queensland, I was spending so much time working in hospitality that […]

  • Dog-friendly dining

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    Australia is finally catching up with other parts of the world where dog-friendly dining is par for the course.  By Petra Starke If you’ve ever dined at a restaurant in Paris, sipped espresso at a cafe in Rome, or enjoyed […]

  • Mixed drinks

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    Summer, with its long days and thirsty punters, is the time to sell mixed drinks. Ben Canaider investigates what’s hot—and whether anyone still drinks Kahlúa. Longer daylight hours and warmer weather are an undisputed boon to any liquor licensee. With […]

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Chefs battle for top titles at Foodservice Australia

The heat will be fierce in the live kitchens at Foodservice Australia in Sydney in May, with professional chefs competing in two illustrious and demanding competitions on the show floor: Battle of the Pacific and Chef of the Year. “These […]

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New overtime penalty rates from 1 January

Last year employers welcomed the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to cut penalty rates for Sunday and public holiday rates in the retail and hospitality industries. Now, the FWC is making another wave of changes that senior employment relations adviser […]

OzSizzle

OzSizzle your snags this summer

This summer, OzHarvest is asking Aussies to add a special something to their seasonal BBQ—a side of goodwill.  By registering the traditional summer barbie as an OzSizzle event, the humble backyard get-together over a snag sanger can be transformed into […]

Prospa

Small businesses prosper under Prospa

Prospa has announced the delivery of more than half a billion dollars into the Australian economy with loans to over 12,000 small businesses across the country. For over five years, Prospa has been transforming the way small business owners experience […]

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Recipe for success: Kylie Kwong

How Kylie Kwong, one of Sydney’s most beloved restaurateurs, is using her success to support local artisans, businesses and communities. By Kerryn Ramsey “I landed my first professional cooking job with Neil Perry at Rockpool and stayed with him for six […]

Hatem Saleh

Recipe for success: Hatem Saleh

Hatem Saleh has built the Atlantic Group into a powerhouse Melbourne hospitality business by being passionate, driven and just doing what he loves. By Frank Leggett “Things were often tough in my younger years so, at about 16 years of age, […]

Recipe for success: Arthur Yannakopoulos

Arthur Yannakopoulos, of Garnishes Catering in Brisbane, has just turned 80. After 60 years in the industry, he has no plans to retire. By Frank Leggett “I’m originally from the Kalamata region of Greece but left there some 60 years […]

Recipe for success: Neil Slater

Running Scratchelys on the Wharf since 1989 has been a labour of love for Neil Slater. Its continued growth and popularity is a testament to his passion and business acumen. By Frank Leggett “I started my career just outside Newcastle […]

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CHE

The team from Melbourne’s San Telmo pay homage to the street-food culture of South America with their new eatery CHE, writes Kerryn Ramsey. Bringing a touch of Latin America to Melbourne’s Fitzroy was the vision for executive chef Alejandro Saravia, Jason […]

Kensington Street Social

Kensington Street Social

Kensington Street Social is a reimagined space that embraces the reinvigoration of Sydney’s laneways as dining destinations. By Kerryn Ramsey It’s hard to imagine a more utilitarian and uninspiring space than the administration office of an old brewery. And yet […]

St Hugo restaurant

Take a look at St Hugo in Adelaide

How two Adelaide architecture firms turned a run-down 1850 building into the wine-centric St Hugo restaurant. By Kerryn Ramsey Louis Hugo Gramp wasn’t a real-life saint—he was more of an entrepreneurial spirit. The grandson of Bavarian immigrant Johann Gramp who […]

Petition in Perth

Three venues are helping breathe new life into Perth’s iconic former Old Treasury Buildings. By Kerryn Ramsey After being left empty for two decades, the State Buildings in Perth were sympathetically restored into a luxury hotel last year. The design […]

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BookBook—helping you market your business

This article is sponsored content brought to you by H&L. There are lots of good reasons why it pays to replace your paper bound bookings book with BooKBooK, an electronic booking management application that’s fully integrated to point of sale. […]

A basic guide to SEO for restaurants

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Engage Media. THREE THINGS YOU’LL GET FROM THIS ARTICLE 1. An explanation of how search engines like Google work 2. An explanation of how SEO for restaurants works 3. Nine questions to […]

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Elevate Your Burger Game this Summer

This article is sponsored content brought to you by GWF. Which bun is right for your venue? Australians love a burger – from humble beginnings at the local fish and chip shop, burgers have long held a place in our […]

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Clearwater sustainably harvested clams and scallops

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Austral Fisheries. Why Clearwater Hokkigai? Sustainably harvested from the cold, clear waters of the Canadian North Atlantic, Clearwater’s wild-caught and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified Hokkigai deliver superior texture and taste […]

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Where do food trends come from?

From fermented foods to matcha, gourmet burgers to poké, food trends are as fickle as they are fabulous. By Angela Tufvesson Five or 10 years ago, who would’ve thought a virtually unknown and bitter tasting green vegetable like kale would […]

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Prix fixe: the rise of the fixed-price set menu

The fixed-price set menu is widely offered across Europe, but locally, it still has something of an image problem. Implemented wisely, however, and it can be a winner. By John Burfitt The concept of the fixed-price set menu has come […]

The psychology of design

Harsh lighting, music that’s too loud, and the wrong colour scheme are some of the factors that can dissuade customers from choosing your bar or restaurant—even if they like the menu. Which is why it pays to ensure that the […]

Perfect picture

Food blogger Duy Huynh—known to his 30,000 Instagram followers as Duy Dash—has some pro tips for restaurateurs marketing themselves on social media. By Petra Starke In 2015, Duy Huynh was just another guy selling vacuum cleaners at Harvey Norman, wondering […]

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