Top chefs get cooking for a good cause

MT Lawley’s popular Spanish restaurant Flamenco’s has been sold. Previous owner Toby Levy said the new operator was the proprietor of Monte Fiore, which is the cafe on the opposite side of Beaufort Street.

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The new leaseholders of the Mamma Maria’s site intend to apply for a cabaret licence but they are not intending to open a nightclub aimed at a young crowd, according to Remax Commercial associate Martin Tavra. While Mr Tavra has leased the property he would not disclose details of the leasees.

An application to the City of Perth for an approval of change from a restaurant to a lounge bar cites the applicant as Lamcon Projects. The applicant received approval for the licence but now has to put its case before the Liquor Licensing Authority. According to Mr Tavra the leasee plans to open a lounge bar aimed at the over 30s market that will add a touch of class to Northbridge. 

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For Miles Hull, working at Little Creatures had its benefits, which included working on the seaside port of Freo as well as getting sent to Queensland and Victoria to help the brewer distribute its product.

However, living on a brand new beachside resort was a perk Mr Hull thought was too good to refuse. Mirvac Fini’s latest hotel development, Quay West Bunker Bay Resort, has recruited Mr Hull to consult as its food and beverage manager until it fills the position permanently. For Mr Hull it means he gets to put good F&B systems in place and live on the five-star resort for the term of his tenure. Once he has finished consulting to Quay West Bunker Bay Resort, Mr Hull intends to open his own hospitality venture in Perth.

He already has spent some time investigating suitable sites before taking up residence in Bunker Bay.

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Negotiations are still taking place between a preferred leaseholder and the landlord of the Sicilian Restaurant site in Subiaco.

Roy Western Commercial sales consultant Steve Rowe said the proposed leasee planned to open the 550 square metre site as a restaurant. He said discussions had taken place with other parties interested in redeveloping the venue and/or changing its liquor licence but those parties are not involved in the current negotiation.

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The Perth Convention Exhibition Centre officially opens on August 26 and the recently appointed executive group, which includes former WA Turf Club executive chef Adrian Tobin, is recruiting for staff for the food and beverage team. Those positions include the role of sous chef and other chef positions to make up the new kitchen team.

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Last week Gusto noticed some shining stars of the foodie industry featured in WA Business News’ Not For Profit section. The publicist did such a good job – not just getting all these chefs together in the one room, but getting them to smile at the same time – that Gusto has deemed it worthy of another run. The five chefs pictured right (from left) The Loose Box’s Alain Fabergues, Sheraton Hotel’s Xavier Pique, Fraser’s Restaurant executive chef Chris Taylor, Jackson’s Restaurant chef owner Neal Jackson, and Star Anise chef owner David Coomer will be part of the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s inaugural ‘Five Chefs Dinner’. The chefs will create a five-course feast with each course a signature dish of one of the five chefs. And a fundraising dinner just wouldn’t be complete without an auction. Along with travel prizes, guests will have the opportunity to bid for a professional chef to prepare a meal for themselves and 10 guests.

The event will be held at the Sheraton Hotel Perth on Tuesday June 8. Tickets for the event are $195 and can be purchased through the Starlight Children’s Foundation.


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