As we draw closer to another Christmas, in fact this will be the 25th Christmas for Wine & Dine’m, it is again time to reflect and share our highlights of the year that’s been.
Our team as ever are forefront in my mind as I write this, we have welcomed a future employee to the team with our long time team member, Kaitlyn having her second baby.
Speaking of which both Chef Ben and our Operations Manager, Erica are due to welcome future WD team members to their families early next year.
James Trigg has joined us as our new General manager as Ammie steps up to work more on the businesses rather than in.
We welcomed, Elle to our events team, Cameron and Justin to our full-time kitchen brigade and a host of casuals across the board.
This year we travelled to Winton for the first time to celebrate The Outback Festival of Opera at the Waltzing Matilda Museum.
We have fed numerous bands at Riverstage.
Night Feast arrived at Brisbane Powerhouse this year with incredibly successful results that saw the WD team create a pop up called Bugsters serving po boy style lobster and bug rolls, keep an eye out for what
we have coming next year at the Night Feast!
We have welcomed Oasis to our venue family and catered numerous events on board. At Lightspace, Fortitude Music Hall and Brisbane Powerhouse we have looked after everyone from influencers launching skincare products to awards nights for industries and anniversaries of airlines under the tent that is the Pleasuredome at The Brisbane Powerhouse.
Weddings, birthday parties and all manner of private events have kept our team busy making up parts of the 70 000 people we have catered for this year.
Our long term and new corporate clients have met, planned, entertained, and celebrated with our plated lunches and offerings from Express Catering.
Personally, we have started a new side hustle (Ammie and I), launching into the ice business (legitimate of course) delivering carvings, cubes and so much more to elevate the way in which we present our product at WD for our clients.
Before we close for another year and allow our team to spend quality time with their families, we hope that you all; our wonderful contributors, suppliers and of course our clients have a well-deserved and restful time over the festive season.
We look forward to seeing you all in 2024 (we have so much instore, and we can’t wait to share) as we embark on another year of creativity in all things food, beverage and now ice.