Industry Rallies Behind Village Inn During Media Fuelled Debate

A torrid week for one of Sydney’s latest pub renovations has seen unwanted media attention from the Daily Telegraph and the Sydney Morning Herald, criticising a newly implemented dress code banning high-vis vests. The Village Inn is the re-invigoated Durty Nelly’s, located in Sydney’s Paddington prime pub region. In an effort to re-position the venue … Continued

August 28, 2015

U.G.L.Y. On the Road in WA

Getting U.G.L.Y. for the Leukaemia Foundation’s U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year campaign is something personal for Ronnie Pou from the Hamilton Bar and Bistro. Experiencing the impact of blood cancer first hand, through the tragic loss of her cousin and grandmother from leukaemia, Ronnie knows the full extent of how blood cancer changes lives. Commenting … Continued

August 10, 2015

Grey Goose To Launch Bakery Inspired Pop Up with Sydney’s Yellow

Grey Goose has teamed up with Chef Brent Savage from Pott’s Point restaurant Yellow, as well as Sydney staple Luxe Bakery to create ‘La Boulangerie’, an innovative artisan experience aimed at highlighting the history behind the French vodka brand. By day, Yellow will be transformed into an inspired bakery where freshly baked bread and pastries will be … Continued

August 6, 2015

Urban Purveyor Group Launches Staff Scholarship to Foster Talent

  Following a recent trend, Urban Purveyor Group has announced an ongoing scholarship for continued training with support from wine distribution company Samuel Smith & Son. The hospitality giant, which comprises 20 restaurants and bars across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, launched the scholarship in honour of its late board member Mike Spithill, who … Continued

August 4, 2015

First Two Bartenders Through to Angostura Australian Final

Fully underway for 2015, the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge has completed its first two regional finals, with winners named in both South and Western Australia. The two heats took place this past week with Joe Sinagra from Bobeche and Roman Tazdhynov from Bibliotheca taking out the WA and SA comps respectively. Both Sinagra and Tazdhynov … Continued

August 3, 2015

Skilled Migration Labour Agreement Set for Restaurant Industry

The Australian Government has negotiated a new labour agreement to provide increased flexibility for hospitality industry workers, adding skilled migration positions for cooks and chefs. Trade waiter positions are also expected to be included in the skilled migration additions following national endorsement of the occupation. The industry labour agreement provides a tailored skilled migration arrangement … Continued

July 30, 2015