Food & Wine

Backdoor listings looking shaky

The wave of backdoor listings on the ASX in the past year suffered a setback this week, with two deals being cancelled and a third business going into administration.

Rewardle signs deal with La Porchetta

Technology services provider Rewardle Holdings will provide its platform to Italian restaurant chain La Porchetta under a new agreement with a six-year term.

Bing Boy rapt with WA store

Eastern states-based Asian street food vendor Bing Boy has opened its first outlet in Western Australia, one of 10 new stores the chain is planning over the next two years.

Craft brewers fly the flag for WA - SPECIAL REPORT

Craft brewers are maintaining WA’s reputation as the premier beer-making state in Australia, but the challenges they face are as diverse as the breweries themselves.

The burger the better at Varsity Bar

Less than two years after their US-themed venue opened in Nedlands, the owners of Varsity Bar have branched out beyond the inner western suburbs to set up a standalone burger bar in Northbridge.Varsit

Banana Rawpublic calls crowd

Vegan raw food maker Banana Rawpublic has launched a crowdfunding campaign to drive its next venture – a food van to take its wares past restaurants and cafes and onto the streets.

China FTA whets abalone appetite

The southern town of Augusta will be home to a new artificial reef as a Western Australian company uses local technology to improve productivity in abalone ranching.

WA whisky lures world expert

Albany-based distiller the Great Southern Distilling Company has been singled out as a world standout whisky producer by renowned critic Jim Murray.

Beaumonde to cater Perth theatre venues

Bassendean-based Beaumonde Catering has been named the new food and beverage operator at three Perth Theatre Trust venues.

Industry wins in liquor reform

The state government has responded to 141 recommendations to improve Western Australia’s liquor laws, with extended trading hours and red tape reduction key wins for the industry.

Funding extended for South West foodie festival

Margaret River’s annual food and wine festival has secured backing from the state government for at least another three years, with the funding commitment announced ahead of the event this weekend.

Highgate wins on lower bars to entry

Two of Perth’s best-known hospitality players are confident the city’s iconic venues will thrive in the face of competition from the plethora of small bars and pop-up restaurants.

Coffee Club, Monza Imports, EnduraClad making moves

The Coffee Club will open in Fremantle, motorcyle retailer Monza Imports in Bibra Lake, and Rockingham-based building products firm EnduraClad will move to Henderson, under three separate leasing deal

Rules and regulations stifling sporting growth

Getting people away from their televisions and into stadiums is the biggest challenge facing the state’s top sporting teams, but Western Australia’s strict legislative requirements, especially around

Cargo carts to the rescue

Support from Perth’s corporate sector has helped provide a transport solution for Food Rescue, potentially doubling the amount of fresh food the organisation can collect from the central business district.

Subi reverses liquor plan

The City of Subiaco has reversed a plan which would have required would-be bar owners to jump through identical hoops as required by the Department of Racing Gaming and Liquor.

Kailis Bros sees dip in sales

Canning Vale-based seafood producer Kailis Bros has maintained its status as one of Western Australia’s largest private companies, with annual sales of $433 million last financial year.

Urban Griller keeps it ‘low and slow’

Chris Girvan-Brown may not be unusual in that he is passionate about his business, but he is one of a more select group who could honestly say their passion is their business.

Serco targets service delivery

Learning how to operate and work with food delivery robots, new cleaning technology and interactive patient entertainment systems will be just part of the process for 1,000 new Fiona Stanley Hospital workers.

Iconic venues redesign, rebrand

Hospitality proprietors are funnelling money into makeovers for some of Perth’s best-known establishments.

Sterpini et al go new school

Hospitality entrepreneur has high hopes for the industry in Perth, after receiving 70 per cent of its new restaurant crowdfunding target in the first month.