Winners announced at the 2017 R&CA HOSTPLUS National Awards Melbourne gala
The nation’s restaurant, caterer and café of the year were revealed at the 2017 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS National Awards, held at The Peninsula in Melbourne’s Docklands.
The Artisan Café in Blackwood, South Australia, was named 2017 Café of the Year. Sydney catering company Events By Aria took the gong for 2017 Caterer of the Year. The world-renowned Tetsuya’s Restaurant in Sydney is the 2017 Restaurant of the Year.
Restaurant & Catering (R&CA) CEO Juliana Payne congratulated each of the National Award winners on behalf of the Association, praising their individual contributions to Australia’s hospitality industry.
“The winners of this year’s Awards, both at a national and a state level, have each demonstrated sustained excellence in their craft which we are delighted to recognise here tonight.”
Don’t miss our exclusive interviews with the winners only in the November issue of Restaurant & Catering magazine—out soon.
Celebrity chef Kunal Kapur invites Indians on a culinary trip Down Under
More than 1.6 million people have tuned into Kunal Kapur’s seven-episode travelogue where he shares his recipe for a perfect Australian holiday.
Visitor Arrivals still climbing
Short-term visitor arrivals during September 2017 (752,500 movements) increased 0.4% compared with August 2017 (749,700 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.6% in July 2017 and 0.5% in August 2017.
New campaign with Qantas kicks off in Japan
Tourism Australia and Qantas have kicked off a new joint marketing campaign in Japan to promote the airline’s new service between Kansai (Osaka) and Sydney commencing on 14 December as well as their existing services between Tokyo and Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Chef Jock Zonfrillo shares Aboriginal inspirations in Brazil
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Australian golf courses in exclusive World top 100 list
Seven Australian Courses have this year been name in the exclusive World top 100 list by US Golf Magazine.
ICC Sydney showcase
Tourism Australia has partnered with ICC Sydney to develop a new Virtual Reality showcase video giving international audiences a virtual tour through the venue.
QLD Tourism Awards 2017
What an exciting night of celebration we had for #QTA17 proudly hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) and presented by Queensland Airports Limited in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and Tourism Australia.
QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network
The QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network, supported by The Star Entertainment Group, aims to support tourism employers to recruit and retain Indigenous employees. The Network is a group of volunteer tourism operators that have exhibited best practice in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employment.
Together with the Champions, QTIC have developed a range of resources for tourism operators, presented at numerous industry conferences, facilitated industry forums, provided tourism industry career path information to Indigenous students and job seekers, and identified Indigenous employment placements within the industry.
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