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

U.G.L.Y. Around Australia: What’s happening in NSW/ACT

From Byron Bay to Broken Hill, Canberra to Cronulla, Deniliquin to Downtown Sydney and everywhere in between, NSW/ACT bartenders are super excited for U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year 2015! Long time supporter of U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year campaign, The Cat and Fiddle Hotel in Balmain are back for their third year in 2015 with … Continued

July 30, 2015

Another Forced Closure for Sydney’s Imperial Hotel

This week the New South Wales Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) has once again enforced a mandatory closure on Sydney’s Imperial Hotel in Erskinville. This is the second time the venue has been shut down in a little over a month as a result of serious ongoing licence breaches. The hotel was ordered to … Continued

July 30, 2015