Zero Waste Cooking Class – Whole Baked Cauliflower

In Australia the annual food waste bill is estimated at $20 Billion. Government studies show 289 kilos of food per person, per year, go to waste. And based on these figures, Australia is the world’s 4th highest food waste country per capita. Compass has a global commitment to the reduction and elimination of food waste. Given Read More

SafeSphere: Managing the safe return to enjoying food in the workplace

We understand that one of the biggest barriers to employees returning to work is their anxiety about COVID-19 and its health risks. For this reason, Restaurant Associates are proud to be announcing their participation in Compass Group Asia Pacific’s new framework SafeSphereTM   Developed in conjunction with independent health, safety and audit specialists from all over Read More

Chef Feature: Executive Chef Andrew Hunt

THE CARNIVORE,CHEF TO THE STARSAND THE FOOTY LOVER It’s easy to see why this month’s Executive Chef, Andrew Hunt complements the visual arts experience at the National Gallery of Victoria. Like any great artist his food is shaped by the materials, techniques and experience he has gained along the way. When we spoke to Andrew, Read More

Venue Feature – Sydney Town Hall

Located in the heart of the city, Sydney Town Hall is an iconic civic landmark which combines state-of-the-art venue facilities with spectacular heritage architecture and interior decoration offering a variety of stylish spaces that will take your breath away. Constructed between 1868 and 1890, Sydney Town Hall is one of the finest examples of High Read More

The Snorkeler, The Onion Lover, and the BBQ Kidd

MEET KARINA KIDD, RESTAURANT ASSOCIATES HEAD CHEF @ SYDNEY TOWN HALL We couldn’t help ourselves with the title of this month’s Chef profile, the story is so serendipitous we just had to share it with you all.Hailing from Ireland’s capital city Dublin, Karina tells us straight up in the interview that she puts her love Read More

Venue Feature – Melbourne Museum

Set in leafy Carlton Gardens and next to the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Museum provides spaces for a destination wedding like no other! Our spaces range from intimate, like the spiralling Kalaya ceremony room within the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, to sprawling, such as the broad North Terrace overlooking Carlton Gardens, and the Read More

An Artistic Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, we are cooking up something special at the NGV! Nestled right at the heart of the National Gallery of Victoria, surprise your loved one with a special Valentines Day Lunch at the beautiful Garden Restaurant. With dramatic windows and bathed in natural light, the restaurant setting is relaxed and elegant which compliments Read More

Celebrate the warmer weather with Friday Night Drinks: Summer Edition!

Whether living in Canberra, or just visiting, grab your friends and get ready to finish the week in style, with great drinks, delicious food and music in the beautiful surrounds of our courtyard at Old Parliament House. Don’t miss Happy Hour from 4:30pm – 5:30pm offering $5 house beer and wine. Friday Night Drinks: Summer Read More

A Night at the NGV Gala

Hosted this past weekend, the NGV Gala is an annual black tie event at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and for the first time, RA was thrilled to be the onsite caterer for this incredibly prestigious event. A glamorous black tie evening of specialty cocktails, fine dining, entertainment and celebrity appearances, the NGV Read More

Welcome Chef Leo – National Executive Chef

Compass Group Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Leander (Leo) Gstrein as our National Executive Chef. Originally from Austria and classically French trained, he marries his passion for provenance and local fare with his dynamic, innovative energy, creating memorable dining experiences for our guests and clients. Leo has worked at the 2-hatted Luxury Read More