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2015 EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARD
At Melbourne venue 64 Sutton on Tuesday 17
November this year, the winners of the 2015 Eat
Drink Design Awards were announced. These annual
awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate excellence in
hospitality venue design in Australia and New Zealand.
A record 175 entries were received, and 88 of these
were shortlisted, with 26 receiving high commendations,
and seven walking away with awards. The six
categories were Best Bar Design, Best Retail Design,
Best Café Design, Best Restaurant Design, Best
Temporary Design, and Best Identity Design.
In addition, Sydney’s Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
by Lazzarini Pickering was inducted into the Eat Drink
Design Awards Hall of Fame for its influential design.
Winners of the awards are as follows:
Best Restaurant Design – Beccafico by Matt Woods
Design – New South Wales
Best Café Design (joint winners) – Abbott & Kinney by
Studio Gram – South Australia, and The Kettle Black by
Studio You ME – Victoria
Best Bar Design – Smalls by Fiona Lynch Office – Victoria
Best Retail Design – The District by The Uncarved Block
New South Wales
Best Identity Design – Bang Street Food by Sonnet –
New South Wales
Best Temporary Design – Australian Pavilion Installation
by Design by Pidgeon – Victoria
Hall of Fame – Icebergs by Lazzarini Pickering – New
WEBSITE RELAUNCH AIMS TO DRIVE
JOBS IN HOSPITALITY
The Tourism & Hospitality Careers Council (THCC) has
relaunched its Discover Your Career website in order to
drive job growth in the hospitality and tourism sectors.
The Discover Your Career website is a recruitment tool
for apprentices, staff and employers alike. It features
industry news and career advice, and its Skills Pathway
Project connects suitable candidates with prospective
employers, while also providing mentoring for
apprentices. Part of Discover Your Career also involved
a campaign to target school leavers and promote
careers in the hospitality sector.
Meeting these deficiencies will require a huge number
of hospitality workers, and the report stated that an
additional 123,000 employees will be required over the
next five years.
Chair of the THCC, and Restaurant & Catering Australia
(R&CA) CEO, John Hart has encouraged hospitality
employers to make use of the Discover Your Career site
by posting their ‘position vacant’ advertisements, and
using the website’s search function to find the right staff
for their venues.
THE RSPCA ASKS ALL AUSTRALIANS
TO CHOOSE WISELY THIS CHRISTMAS
The recently launched RSPCA’s Choose Wisely initiative
is asking all Australians to support humanely produced
food when eating out this Christmas.
The growing trend in food provenance is moving beyond
the weekly farmers’ markets and going mainstream.
Research shows that 85 per cent of Australians agree
that it’s important that the meat, eggs and dairy
products sold in Australia are farmed in a humane way.
Major supermarkets have been making a shift to meet
this consumer demand.
Now, with more than three-quarters of Australians
agreeing that humanely produced food is important
when eating at a café or restaurant, the RSPCA saw the
growing need to help customers make a better choice
for animal welfare when dining out.
Heather Neil, CEO RSPCA Australia, states, ‘We know
that people care about animal welfare, and want to
ensure the food they eat comes from animals that have
been treated humanely. By using Choose Wisely to find
a café or restaurant that serves higher-welfare food,
consumers can now take an active role in improving the
lives of farm animals in Australia.’
While it has become easier to purchase and prepare higher-
welfare food when eating at home, eating out is more
challenging. Choose Wisely solves this with a simple search
tool that lists businesses, by locality and cuisine, that are
serving higher welfare food, such as cage-free eggs.
RSPCA’s Choose Wisely initiative is another step
towards a more humane Australia. By using Choose
Wisely and supporting those businesses committed to
putting humane food on the menu, individuals can make
a huge difference to the welfare of farm animals. For
more information, visit the Choose Wisely website
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