Our unique food culture promotes interaction amongst conference delegates.

Our talented team including Katherine Farrugia, Josh Reader, Hayden Brown and Katrina Woods led by Executive Chef, Adam Draper have a food philosophy that is quite simple.

Complement each ingredient, not to complicate it.

Our kitchen believe real food is local, organic, sustainable and has a real connection to the land and community.

Menus are crafted on what’s in season.

A message from our executive chef – Adam Draper

Food is our way of connecting locality, culture and people.

A taste of Winter – 

Long slow days, rain, cosy blankets, rich hot chocolate…

Winter is that time of year where everything slows down and we all seek comfort food. Winter has a lot going for it, but fresh produce is usually not on that list. In colder months, eating locally through the winter can be downright challenging.

But I’m here with some good news….

Every meal doesn’t have to revolve around potatoes and onions until September. With a bit of advanced planning and creativity, it’s possible to eat fresh fruits and vegetables with plenty of nutrients and flavour all winter long. There is still a lot of fresh produce in winter that is vitamin-rich and you should stock up on right now. Read more here.

What styles of conference catering do we offer?


Our feasting style lunches promote informal interaction between delegates.

We present two separate proteins, accompanied with a hot and cold side, placed in the centre of each table for guests to enjoy and help themselves.


Our shared style offering allows guests to enjoy a beautifully crafted seasonal menu.

Guests are served an individually plated protein with hot and cold side dishes placed in the centre of each table.

Conference Catering FAQs

Do you cater for delegate with special dietary requirements?

Absolutely, our team can cater for any dietary requirement.

Is morning and afternoon tea supplied?

This is dependent on what package has been booked.

Is coffee and tea supplied during my meeting?

We offer Nespresso coffee and sereniTEA in the lounge area, available all day at no charge to guests.

Do delegates get a choice of what protein they would like?

The organiser may pre-select the menu or they can leave this up to the Chef to select.

Can the catering be delivered to our conference room?

Yes of course. We understand that sometimes our groups require the ability to work during a catering break and we can discuss the best option to make this happen.

Can we eat outside in the warmer weather?

You sure can. In the warmer months, we love hosting our groups in the fresh air for breaks. Be it morning tea on the terrace, lunch overlooking the pool or canapes in the kitchen garden.

If you would like more information on our conference packages or would like to arrange a site inspection call us.

03 5227 3000

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Our other conference services

Spaces to let you think, discuss & learn.

We provide state-of-the-art and technology rich facilities for meetings, conferences and events.

Your own room to unwind, reflect & relax.

60 fully refurbished and equipped rooms to be your home away from home when at a conference.

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