The Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence take place in New South Wales this Monday, September 12th. The 2016 function will be hosted at The Big Top within Luna Park, one of Sydney’s premium function spaces, itself a two time finalist in this year’s nominations.
Venues across the nation are judged on myriad criteria, including interaction with guests, room and table presentation, service quality, food presentation and taste, as well as client satisfaction.
Luna Park is nominated for awards in the Best Function/Convention Centre and Best Wedding Catering categories. The venue is also a finalist in the Best Achievement in Venue Management at the Australian Event Awards, for the second year running. These are the latest in its long list of accolades; last year, it also won a Restaurant and Catering Award in the Best Function Caterers category.
More than 800 attendees will be wined and dined under the meticulous direction of award-winning executive chef Mark Taylor. The seasonal menu has been designed specially for the night; three sublime courses will include gin citrus cured kingfish, spring lamb, and a variety of fresh strawberry desserts. A selection of beers, wines and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.
Nearly 100 staff will be on hand, including 58 waitstaff and 13 chefs. The event will be hosted by John Hart, CEO of Restaurant & Catering Australia, with Mike Rabbitt as MC and music from Party Station.
R&CA CEO John Hart says he is pleased to partner with one of Sydney’s premier venues, “The Awards are a perfect opportunity to recognise the achievements of so many in our industry. Luna Park is an icon in its own right. It’s fitting the industry’s night of nights will take place in the Big Top.”
James Granter, Luna Park Venues General Manager Sales said “Having won in previous years and nominated again in 2016, we are so delighted to be hosting this year’s Restaurant & Catering Awards. We can’t wait to treat our colleagues to the best presentation and service that we have to offer.
“The success of our weddings is wholly underpinned by the services provided by the Park and the staff – who have worked so hard to ensure each wedding is a seamless and enjoyable day.”
Luna Park Venues is a stunning multi-venue space, open year-round for exhibitions, corporate functions, weddings, concerts, charity events and beyond.
The venue’s location is truly unparalleled, with breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour setting the scene for some 13 multi-purpose spaces. Clients can enjoy tremendous flexibility and service, with top-tier catering, seating options, state of the art audiovisual technology and ultra high speed data connectivity. Able to host groups from 13 up to 1,300, with space to host more than 10,000 visitors at large exhibition and conference spaces, Luna Park Venues’ reputation only grows stronger each year.