• Join the club

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    Hold the front page! National Press Club of Australia nabs Wedding Caterer of the Year and follows it up by winning Caterer of the Year. By Kerryn Ramsey The Dalai Lama, PJ O’Rourke, Rosie Batty and a plethora of politicians […]

  • Quay restaurant

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    A full renovation of Sydney’s iconic fine-dining destination sees a new organic space inspired by Peter Gilmore’s celebrated cuisine. By Frank Leggett Quay restaurant has been at the centre of Sydney fine dining for the past 30 years. During that […]

  • Tetsuya’s—on a winning streak

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    The smile over the entrance gate at Sydney’s Luna Park is big but probably not as big as the smile on Tetsuya Wakuda’s face when he learned his namesake restaurant has once more been named Restaurant of the Year. Iconic […]

  • Wedding catering

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    A growing number of couples getting married want a wedding with a difference and that includes selecting more non-traditional wedding catering options. Kerry Faulkner reports Expert wedding caterers across Australia agree—the old-fashioned wedding package is on its way out in […]

  • Summer drinks

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    It’s that time of year again—the days are longer and hotter, and people want to party. So what summer drinks best reflect the mood of the season? Ben Canaider reports  The coming spring–to-summer season in so many Australian bars and […]

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Well delivered

R&CA will soon launch Australia’s first independent resource to help restaurants, cafes and other retailers learn more about and capitalise on the online food ordering and delivery industry.  Navigating the online food delivery industry: A guide for food and beverage […]

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Supporting local businesses

Although the frequency of spend in small businesses has fallen over the past year, customers are still happy to support local business—and this includes local cafes and restaurants.  American Express’s annual Economy of Shopping Small Report has found frequency of […]

Sydney Foodservice Symposium

Sydney Foodservice Symposium in NSW

Australian Pork Limited has announced the 2018 Sydney Foodservice Symposium. The symposium will be held at Ryde TAFE in NSW on 20 November, bringing together people from across the foodservice industry. You’re invited to join industry experts as they cover a range of […]

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Eat Your Greens

Recipe for success: Jess & Ben Stanley

Two kilometres from the country NSW town of Eugowra is Eat Your Greens, a successful function centre and catering company owned and run by Jess and Ben Stanley. Interviewed by Frank Leggett Jess: I was born in Eugowra and when I […]

Matt Merrin

Recipe for success: Matt Merrin

Matt Merrin’s award-winning JAM restaurant in Townsville celebrates the flavours and produce of North Queensland. Accountancy’s loss is our gain. Interviewed by Frank Leggett “As a child living on a property in Western Australia, I spent a lot of time […]

Recipe for success: Simon Bowen

Consistency of food and service is the mantra of Simon Bowen, chef and co-owner of Pipers of Penola in South Australia. Interviewed by Frank Leggett “As soon as I finished high school, I started an apprenticeship with Stephanie Alexander at […]

Vicki Woods

Recipe for success: Vicki Woods

For the past 29 years, Vicki Woods has been at the helm of Bushrangers Bar & Brasserie in Maitland, NSW—an award-winning dining destination. “My parents owned and operated a hotel from when I was 11 years old but I never […]

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The Boat House

The Boat House

Sitting right on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House, a Canberra classic, was sympathetically updated without losing any of its charm. By Frank Leggett “The impetus for the renovation of The Boat House was to give the […]

Bavarian Beerhaüs

The Bavarian Beerhaüs

It was no mean feat turning the historic Royal Snack Bar at the Brisbane Showgrounds into The Bavarian Beerhaüs. By Frank Leggett For years, the Royal Snack Bar at the Brisbane Showgrounds was the place to pick up a few dagwood […]

Montalto

An expansive building with many facets, Montalto quietly engages with the surrounding landscape of the Mornington Peninsula. By Frank Leggett Montalto offers a wide variety of experiences for its visitors. There is a picturesque vineyard, a refined restaurant, a casual dining piazza, […]

furnishing your restaurant

Furnishing your restaurant

Furniture is often the biggest part of a fit-out budget—and crucial in setting the tone of a restaurant or cafe. Here, design experts share their tips on furnishing your restaurant—getting your tables, chairs and other pieces just right. By Lynne Testoni The […]

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Please summer crowds with a lighter choice

This article is sponsored content brought to you by GWF. A new range of gluten-free breads caters to the burgeoning ‘free-from’ market Tip Top Foodservice has expanded its range of gluten-free options for the foodservice sector, launching the Abbott’s Village Bakery […]

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Variety is the spice of life!

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Caterlink. Caterlink puts B+S Commercial Kitchen Equipment behind Perth’s best Asian cuisine  There is a growing market for authentic Asian cuisine in Australia, driven by a rising appreciation of its varied […]

Where the industry dines out

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Fine Food Australia. Every September, Fine Food Australia celebrates the country’s incredibly diverse and dynamic foodservice industry, and this year the show returns on 10–13 September to our nation’s biggest foodie […]

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Eco-friendly dining

In order to reduce their environmental impact, two businesses tell how they have focused on creating an eco-friendly dining experience—and selling this as their point of difference to customers, writes Susanna Nelson. SUSTAINABILITY HAS become such a broad term that […]

Picking the right PR person

While some publicity and online marketing can be performed by your staff, experts show that quality PR grows the bottom line. By Meg Crawford It’s broadly acknowledged that a social media presence these days is mandatory for most businesses, including […]

NEW MAJOR PRIZE:  2018 R&CA Industry Benchmarking Survey

R&CA has announced the addition of a new major prize as part of its 2018 Industry Benchmarking Survey. All participants who complete R&CA’s Industry Benchmarking Survey in full will now have the opportunity to win an Apple iPad [32GB Wi-Fi […]

Sustainable seafood

It tastes better and is good for the environment but can the traditional fish and chip shop afford to stock sustainable seafood? By Frank Leggett With more and more consumers demanding that their seafood be sustainably sourced, high-end restaurants are […]

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