Hostplus delivers consistent long-term investment performance, quality financial advice and low-cost member fees to your staff. Combine this with a dedicated employer team ready to help your business easily meet its super obligations and it becomes clear Hostplus are THE fund for Australian hospitality.
A proud partner for almost 20 years, American Express helps restaurant and catering merchants grow and enhance their businesses and provides members with access to industry insights, powerful marketing tools and national campaigns designed to help foster new and stronger relationships with their customers.
Arthur J Gallagher
Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG) is the endorsed insurance broker of Restaurant & Catering Australia. With 34 regional and metropolitan branches right across Australia, AJG has the local expertise to provide R&CA members with tailored advice and insurance solutions for all aspects of their business. Read more.
Regarded as the leading systems developer, H&L first & foremost are Hospitality people. H&L’s POS & Management Solution help combat the two greatest costs for any food & beverage operation – labour & material. In addition, our POS seamlessly integrates with BooKBooK, Loyalty Solutions & other external accounting systems & applications to increase profits & efficiency whilst reducing costs.
A proud partner for almost 20 years, Lion Co proudly manages Australia’s leading beer portfolio, including XXXX, Tooheys, Hahn, James Boag, James Squire and Little Creatures, plus range of popular cider brands. Lion’s niche premium wine business boasts an enviable portfolio of boutique wines. Members customers can access easy online ordering systems, retrieve and pay invoices by credit card and visit the Lion Beer Systems Education Centre to help support your business.
Alsco provides linen, food & glass wipes, catering workwear, various kinds of floor mats, continuous towel, first aid and washroom service – all vital for a clean, hygienic workplace where food preparation is involved. Members can log in online for a “Best Priced Quote” provided by the closest branch for fast, friendly and local service.
Music in restaurants and cafés creates atmosphere and helps shape a premises’ style, which encourages customers to stay longer and spend more. APRA AMCOS helps music creators get paid for their work and give music users easy ways to legally play and copy what they like. R&CA partners with APRA AMCOS to help members understand their copyright obligations and ensure licensing fees are fair and reasonable.
Big Review TV
The Big Review TV platform integrates multi-media to provide a go to hub for people to search, view and review businesses, events and destinations. They provide an interactive video environment, which allows people search for any business profile or be the first to create their own, using the free Big Review TV app. Whether it be the best cafe in your neighbourhood, accommodation on your next trip or the best bagel in Brooklyn you can find it all at Big Review TV.
BooKBooK focuses on the organic growth of YOUR business not anyone else’s. It is a highly advanced booking management application that gives you all the tools you need to maximise occupancy within your venue, attract and encourage a new stream of customers to book your venue and get the very most out of your regular and irregular diners that are in your venue right now. BooKBooK coordinates all bookings; online, over the phone and walk-ins providing useful insights and relevant recommendations, enabling your staff to make the best possible decisions based on all the information provided.
Comcater, which has more than 30 years experience supplying commercial kitchen equipment to the Australian foodservice industry. Members are invited to attend regular demonstrations to learn how innovative equipment saves time, money and valuable skilled staff capacity.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Australia’s leading provider of and most recognised brand for integrated financial services, Commonwealth Bank provides members with EFTPOS merchant facilities at a low flat rates for most cards (including UnionPay) plus a range of other Business Banking products via dedicated business banking specialists.
Created by Hands
R&CA’s trophy partner, Created By Hands provides members affordable access to identification products, corporate stationary, printing and gifts.
Di Bella Coffee
Blending, roasting and distributing daily their roasting warehouse in Brisbane, DIBella Coffee offers members easy online purchasing access to Australia’s freshest specialty coffee (beans, ground or capsules), coffee machines and Crop to Cup training programs. As operators of their own café, DiBella coffee understands the ongoing issues and joys of operating in the Australian restaurant and catering sector.
The nation’s largest provider of online restaurant bookings backed by the world’s biggest travel review company, TripAdvisor. Dimmi offers R&C members reservations management software, a profile on their iconic website and app, marketing exposure through partners such as Qantas Restaurants, Good Food & American Express, yield management solutions and the business intelligence needed to support growth.
For 23 years the Entertainment program has been a proven method of generating word of mouth and introducing new customers to restaurants. With more than 10,000 Australian and New Zealand businesses involved and over 90 hatted restaurants, Entertainment has a portfolio of products that can assist members in generating word of mouth, additional revenue and return patronage. There is no cost for businesses to appear in the program and restaurants are generally chosen based on awards, reviews and personal recommendations.
R&CA is a proud industry partner of that annual Trade only Foodservice Australia Show. Members enjoy free entry to the show and significantly discounted tickets to the National Restaurant Conference launched in 2016.
Moo Music™ introduces the very latest in branded music-video and customised in-house audio systems, creating an unsurpassed music experience for you and your customers. Designed with the restaurant owner in mind, their systems feature the most advanced technology in internet-delivered music systems today, and will transform how your business sounds. Members enjoy offers the first month free and flat installation rate on subscriptions to their vast, directly licensed and major label music catalogue.
Prospa is Australia’s leading online lender to small business. Small businesses can apply online in under ten minutes for unsecured loans from $5,000 to $250,000 with fast approvals. Funds can be available in 2-3 business days (T&C’s apply).
Specialist Energy Management
One of the most well-established energy Brokerages in Australia, with specialized energy tariff expertise, Specialist Energy Management (previously Commercial Energy Brokers Australia (CEBA) has helped hundreds of members a combined total of $2+ million on energy usage. Members receive
• FREE energy audits on gas and/or electricity bills valued at up to $300.
• Potential savings on energy where the average across the industry is $2,000 – $3,000 with a range of $1,000 – $30,000 depending on usage and tariffs
Education & Project Partners
Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodation around the world. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries. R&CA is working with Airbnb in a number of ways to support dining and tourism activities Australia wide. Part of this work includes Airbnb hosts recommending R&CA members to their domestic and international guests and encouraging them to dine in R&CA member restaurants during their stay.
Since its beginnings in 1948 Detpak has been helping businesses and brands grow with high quality, consistent and beautiful packaging. Detpak understands that food is an experience that starts long before the first bite and Detpak’s customers know that if their paper and board packaging inspires and influences their customers, then their bottom line will benefit. Detpak offers members an extensive range of paper and board packaging solutions including cups, lids, cartons, bags, napkins, trays and clams all of which are designed with Detpak’s knowledge and experience of the hospitality industry.
Fine Food Australia is Australia¹s largest trade exhibition for the foodservice & hospitality industries, with over 1,000 specialist suppliers from around Australian and the world. The next event is held 11-14 September 2017 in the new International Convention Centre Darling Harbour, Sydney. Members receive free entry by registering online.
If you want to maximise your business success in the kitchen, you need top ingredients that you can rely on for consistency, quality and taste for your customers. Goodman Fielder Food Service is one of Australia’s oldest and most trusted names when it comes to top quality products in the industry, and share recipes from real chefs in the industry, trends and helpful tips around the kitchen to help you run a successful business. Looking for great recipe inspiration and the latest tips and trends?
Order-In is Australia’s largest office catering service with over 4,000 clients, and 16 years experience. Order-In connects business people with reliable caterers anywhere in Australia. Order-In allows caterers to be exposed to thousands of new customers, increasing sales and online exposure. If you are an experienced caterer and want to get access to the corporate market, contact Order-In, and join hundreds of caterers that are growing their business through us every day. Find out more here.
Silver Chef is Australia’s only dedicated hospitality equipment funder. For 30 years Silver Chef has helped more than 30,000 customers – from start-up cafes to large restaurants and hotels – realise their business dreams. Silver Chef’s Rent-Try-Buy® solution is a 12 month agreement that lets member businesses try before they buy and gives five flexible options to choose from throughout the term of the contract.
Typsy is an online training platform for the hospitality industry. R&CA members have the opportunity to access an entire library of video courses delivered by world-class hospitality instructors, on topics like food and beverage, service, marketing and business operations. Use the platform to schedule training out to your staff in a few simple clicks and then track the results. Typsy complements the nationally recognised training delivered by R&CA.
NSW State Sponsors
QLD State Sponsors
SA State Sponsors
Hospitality WHS Association Inc.
VIC State Sponsors
WA State Sponsors
The Restaurant & Catering Association offers unique opportunities to help supplier organisations build and retain business opportunities within the industry.
If you would like to promote your brand or products through R&CA events, education and training programs, print or digital communications please call Jo Dettmann | Partnerships and Education Foundation Manager on 1300 722 878.