• Stress in the restaurant industry

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    As a fast-paced, high-energy industry associated with long and irregular hours, it’s no wonder stress in the restaurant industry is rife, with many suffering from anxiety and burnout. But now some restaurateurs are seeking to change the status quo. Rachel Smith […]

  • Recipe for success: Matt Merrin

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    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 […]

  • Future drinking trends

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    Looking into the future, what are the drinking trends in 2019 likely to be? The Drinks Industry Show at Sydney’s Darling Harbour in mid-June sheds some light. By Ben Canaider Following on the success of the 2017 event, The Drinks Industry Show […]

  • Olivia Morland is a gracious host

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    Sheer resolve and focusing on the community have helped Olivia Morland’s suburban cafe thrive. By Cameron Cooper When Olivia Morland decided to set up a suburban cafe six years ago, some doubters may have written her off. After all, she […]

  • Open a restaurant following these 10 tips

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    Some of the best business brains in the game offer their top 10 tips on how to successfully open a restaurant. By John Burfitt Starting a new restaurant business can be one of the most exciting times for any entrepreneur, […]

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A plant-based EVOO diet could save your life

Just three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) alongside a plant-based diet may help reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, said an oncology dietetics researcher. Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinical) at Brown University, USA, Dr Mary Flynn […]

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Online food delivery: an opportunity for restaurants

As the foodservice industry continues to see strong growth, the online food delivery industry is in a period of rapid expansion. Technology is a key driving force behind this process, with customers having greater access than ever before to a […]


Prospa raises the bar with ASX listing

Australia’s number-one online lender to small business, Prospa, announced last month it was taking its business to the next level with a public listing on the ASX. The initial public offering has just completed, with share trading commencing this week. […]


Say cheese

Australia’s foodservice dairy provider, Fonterra, is bringing its cheese production back to Australia. A fire destroyed its primary cheese plant in Stanhope, northern Victoria, in December 2014, forcing much of its cheese production to move to New Zealand while a replacement […]

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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 […]

Recipe for success: Silvia Hart

Norwood in South Australia is home to Silvia Hart’s fourth Seasonal Garden Cafe. From little things big things grow… By Frank Leggett “My early adult life was filled with studying two degrees, running a vet clinic with my then husband, […]

Anthony Lui

Recipe for success: Anthony Lui

From working as a kitchen hand in Kowloon to running the award-winning Flower Drum in Melbourne, co-owner and chef Anthony Lui is all about passion, commitment and loyalty. By Frank Leggett “When I was growing up, my father was my inspiration. […]

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A derelict building full of water damage has been transformed into SkyHigh, a mountain-top dining destination with spectacular views. By Frank Leggett John Connellan, the managing director and owner of Connellan Industries, was on holiday in Fiji when he first […]

Hurricane’s Grill in Narellan, NSW

A cold, concrete shell was transformed into Hurricane’s Grill—a big, brash, friendly eating destination. This is the industrial look done right. By Frank Leggett “We first became involved with Hurricane’s Management when we designed one of the group’s restaurants on […]

Jade Temple

Can one great restaurant be transformed into another great restaurant in just three weeks? Yes, it can! By Frank Leggett When architect/interior designer Grant Cheyne contemplated the site for Jade Temple, there was an air of familiarity about the space. […]

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Ryan Genesin’s Antica Pizzeria e Cucina

Adelaide designer Ryan Genesin has created a modernist Italian restaurant with a serious nod to the piazzas and laneways of old Napoli. By Kerryn Ramsey When restaurateur Anthony Crea wanted to open a modern Italian establishment that would reference his family […]

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Simple way to monitor refrigeration temperature

This article is sponsored content brought to you by CCP. When fitting out a restaurant or cafe, it’s important to consider your venue’s technological infrastructure. That’s why CCP Technologies Limited (ASX:CT1) is on hand… CCP attracts high-profile customers to its […]

Kitchen equipment: getting the right fit

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Caterlink. Caterlink joined with Comcater to produce an effective and powerful kitchen at La Capannina. Finally, the much-anticipated Scarborough Beach Pool in WA is open to the public. Not simply a swimming […]

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Robot Coupe: The world leader in food preparation equipment

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Robot Coupe. We manufacture food preparation equipment in France with a two-year commercial warranty. Offering a wide range of machines adapted to many different needs from the smallest cafes, restaurants, bakeries, […]

Adande drawers fit any space

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Stoddart. Adande’s patented refrigerated drawers are unique to the marketplace, as cold air drops from above the tub down into the drawer. The cold air is then trapped in the drawer […]

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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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