• Longtime coming

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    Tyron Simon’s successful Brisbane venture Longtime was born of tragedy, built on authenticity and runs on customer service, writes Susan Chenery Tyron Simon was nervous and emotional when he opened Longtime restaurant in Brisbane in 2014. It wasn’t just the […]

  • Perfect picture

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    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 […]

  • High times for high margins

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    If the dramas in the pizza game in recent months have revealed anything, it’s that the high-margins end of the business is not the license to print money some assume it is. By John Burfitt The past 12 months has […]

  • Recipe for success: Eldert Hoebee

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    The co-owner of Adelaide’s Plenty Catering likes his events to be strategically planned, whether it’s breakfast for 30 or a ball for 6,000. By Frank Leggett “While working as a senior weather forecaster for the Bureau of Meteorology in Perth […]

  • The middle man

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    App admin overload? Enter Doshii, the smart new API platform that coordinates all your apps and payment systems. Merran White reports You can boost your brand, extend your market and make sales through hospitality and retail apps—but, increasingly, restaurateurs report […]

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Food, fundraising and frivolity at eat street Melbourne

Melbourne’s foodie elite will congregate next week for a night of great food, fun and frivolity as Eat Street Melbourne celebrates 18 years of raising money for children’s charities. On Tuesday 9 May, Eat Street Melbourne will take guests on […]

Head sommelier joins Lucas group

Jonathan Ross, former head sommelier of Eleven Madison Park, recently awarded number one in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, has joined The Lucas Group in Melbourne as group sommelier. Ross joins a formidable wine team headed by general manager (wine), […]

Enjoy a foodie flight to King Island

Kirkhope Aviation is offering a new service called Fine Food Flights, which takes guests on epicurean flights to iconic Australian locations. The first Fine Food Flight, offered to R&CA members, will be to King Island. The two-and-a-half-day tour includes: Return […]

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Recipe for success: Richard Kemp

Multi-award-winning restaurant, Eschalot, sits pretty as a picture in NSW’s Southern Highlands. Owner/chef Richard Kemp is as passionate about his cuisine as he is about maintaining a balanced lifestyle. By Frank Leggett “My first job was working as an apprentice […]

Recipe for success: Flavio Carnevale

A journey stretching from Italy to Australia has seen Flavio Carnevale use his butcher and deli background to open Popolo in Sydney’s Rushcutters Bay. By Kerryn Ramsey “I grew up with my family running a butcher shop in Rapone near […]

Recipe for success: Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson says his decision to move out of the kitchen was one of the best he ever made. It allowed him to focus on the management side of things and turn his restaurant Sails on Lavender Bay, on Sydney’s […]

Recipe for success: Steve Anastasiou

With decades of experience in the restaurant industry, Steve Anastasiou has developed a winning formula that works with any style of food. By Frank Leggett “I was 14 when I started working in restaurants in Sydney. For the next 20 […]

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Bar Machiavelli

Sydney designer Jason Mowen embraced a heritage building’s enormous dimensions, turning it into a grand, Italian-inspired eating experience. By Kerryn Ramsey Originally a tyre factory, the building in Sydney’s Rushcutters Bay is now Bar Machiavelli, Sydney’s cathedral to pasta. The […]

Higher ground

A cavernous power station has found new life as Higher Ground, a heritage-listed restaurant/café of monumental proportions. By Kerryn Ramsey The old power station on Little Bourke Street in Melbourne’s CBD had already undergone a transformation before Mark Simpson of […]

The grain store craft beer cafe

A former chippie made use of his skills when refurbishing a 19th-century grain store in the recently gentrified suburb of Newcastle East, NSW. By Kerryn Ramsey Timing was critical when Corey Crooks (with his wife Kristy) leased a former grain-and-keg […]

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Kingston public bar

The owner of this cosy bar in inner Sydney hired a designer to help him create a warm, moody atmosphere without breaking the bank, writes Kerryn Ramsey When Luigi ‘Gigi’ Galuppo purchased Kingston Public in February last year, he envisioned […]

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Riviana’s new professional range of sauces

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Riviana Foodservice. Riviana Foodservice has launched its new ‘En Placé’ range of pestos, pastes and salsas. Developed exclusively for commercial kitchen applications, each product has been designed to be easily added […]

Quick & Easy from SPEEDIBAKE

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Tip Top Foodservice. Australians have a long-standing love affair with Italian food. Fortunately, nowadays restaurants and cafes no longer have to be a ‘pizza place’ to take advantage of this trend. […]

Choose Anchor cream cheese as the ideal dessert ingredient

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Fonterra. From cheesecakes to lemon tarts, tiramisu to clafoutis, or as frosting atop red velvet cake—cream cheese is a terrifically versatile ingredient and a key component of many popular dessert recipes. […]

Superior bakery products from EOI

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Peerless Foods. The EOI range of Bakery margarines, shortening and premixes, have been the trusted choice of pastry chefs and pâtissiers for over 80 years. Our range of premium products will […]

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Feast or famine: why choose?

It’s a concept other hospitality industries seem to have mastered but, as Susanna Nelson writes, dynamic pricing is still relatively new to the restaurant business. Many restaurateurs know all too well the contrast between a buzzing weekend crowd and the […]

Happy days

So-called ‘Hallmark’ holidays are excellent opportunities to market your restaurant—just not for the reasons you might think, writes Mitchell Oakley Smith. While Valentine’s Day has become caught in the net of commercialism in recent decades, with marketers finding countless ways to exploit […]

Are you China ready?

The Chinese comprise the fastest growing inbound tourist segment in Australia. And they’re hungry for fine food, reports Kathy Graham. Dan Hong, executive chef at Mr Wong, the popular Merivale restaurant in Sydney known for its modern Cantonese menu, doesn’t […]

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You name it

Great names help keep restaurants top of mind, but coming up with the right one isn’t always easy. By Angela Tufvesson Naming a restaurant is like naming a child. You agonise over options for months, disagree with your partner over […]

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