Artisanal food made with love
Our Food Philosophy
We believe in an artisanal and bespoke approach to food, where we consistently produce high-quality, creative and traditionally-made cuisine. Although we appreciate food trends, we always ensure that they complement who we are as food visionaries before incorporating them into our cooking.
As part of our food philosophy, we’ve taken strides towards accrediting all of our venues as Healthy Venues. This allows us the opportunity to nudge people towards healthier choices during a time when they’re stepping outside of their normal routines to attend events and conferences.
As artisanal food creators we offer only quality products mainly made by hand or using traditional methods. Nothing is regenerated or reheated from a pre-cooked condition and all our foods (except cheeses) are made onsite from fresh ingredients.
We’re committed to sourcing only the best quality, local and seasonal products. Our hand-picked suppliers pride themselves on being part of a select few that can claim true farm-to-butcher status. This means our meat comes from livestock that is precision-reared on family-owned farms, the natural way, using only sustainable farming practices.
As part of our food philosophy, we cook with a sustainable future in mind, avoiding all red-listed fish and seafood. Where possible we encourage our clients to make informed decisions like choosing fish from the SASSI green list.
The health and happiness of our employees is our priority. This is why we encourage our team to get active and teach them the benefits of healthy living and eating by hosting regular health and wellness days. We offer health insurance, flexible lunch breaks, healthy lunch menus and shower/changing facilities to all of our team members. All of this contributes to our vibrant work culture characterised by passion and commitment.
We believe that health and well-being begins within. Events and conferences are an opportunity to network and share information and also a great platform to initiate and maintain organisational well-being with healthy food choices, sustainability and physical activity.
As a result of our commitment to healthy conferencing, the World Obesity Federation (WOF) has announced that the forum company is the first business in the WORLD to be awarded the status of GOLD HEALTHY VENUE! The criteria used to assess the forum company was comprehensive. The WOF looked at the nutritional value of the food and beverage choices, the variety of food including fresh fruit and vegetables, facilitation of healthy choices for delegates and support for delegate activity when attending conferences at the forum company. We have pioneered standing conferences, walking receptions and encouraging physical activities such as yoga and walking as part of any meeting or conference.World Obesity Federation
We believe in encouraging people to become more active when attending conferences and events at all our venues. This is why we make sure our clients are aware of the active options available to them, as well as activities in the local area. From pilates or yoga sessions, to walking tours or a round of golf, we offer a range of innovative options for a healthier event experience. In addition, all of our venues are fitted with accessible water stations and stock sugar-free drink alternatives.
We are passionate about responsible dining and embrace a “nose to tail” and “root to tip” approach. Fresh vegetables are harvested from our kitchen garden in Lanseria and we source produce locally to reduce carbon footprint.
We support terroir driven farming which means no harmful additives and free-range authenticity. We are about real, fresh food from ethical suppliers with whom we have developed strong relationships.
Our employees are enrolled in the “Be The Finest” programme where every aspect of the food and beverage cycle is taught.
We prioritise food safety and hygiene and are committed to HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point).
We recognise the importance of healthy eating and create menus with reduced fat, sugar and salt options. Smaller portions of desserts and snacks are favoured as a lifestyle initiative.