Queensland was announced the gold winner at the Clubs Australia National Chef’s Table 2010 awards evening in Melbourne recently.
The National Chef’s Table provides an opportunity for club members and the general public to recognise clubs as great dining destinations and recognize the skills of the 10,000 chefs working across the Australian club industry.
The national awards gala dinner was hosted at Crown Casino where Clubs Australia President, Peter Newell OAM, presented the four national awards.
Chefs Bernard Sadler and Fraser Hill from Queensland Cricketers’ Club won the 2010 gold award.
Michael Demagistris and Trevor Perkins from Victoria’s Sorrento Golf Club won the silver award.
The ‘Food and Wine Matching Award’ went to Mickael Renou and Tony Cartledge from The Mawson Club in ACT.
The ‘Table Setup and Dining Room Service Award’ went to NSW’s Tweed Heads Bowls Club, with chefs Jonathan Aussieker and Dylan Osmand accepting the award. The four clubs previously won gold in their respective state competitions, making them eligible contenders for the national gold award.
Clubs Australia Executive Director, Anthony Ball, congratulated the four clubs on their national awards. He said they are proof registered Clubs are investing more into staff, services and members.
“No longer do people have to venture out to the city for a fine dining experience,” he said.
“Members can go to their local club and be impressed at their high level of attention towards food, beverage selections and friendly service.
“Better yet, these clubs have used local produce in their menu and wine selections, supporting and promoting their farming and wine communities.”