Northern suburbs venues receive hopsitality awards


Movers and shakers: White Salt staff celebrate after accepting their Gold Plate Award.
Movers and shakers: White Salt staff celebrate after accepting their Gold Plate Award.

CATERING Institute of WA judges believe a Sorrento restaurant serves up Perth’s best breakfast.

White Salt won the breakfast category at this year’s Gold Plate Awards run by the institute.

Other winners included fine dining favourite Clarke’s of North Beach for best formal contemporary restaurant and Padbury’s Koh-I-Noor received a Prix D’Honneur Award for best Asian buffet.

The same month, northern suburbs venues were also recognised at the Australia Hotels Association WA’s Hotel and Hospitality Awards for Excellence.

The Breakwater in Hillarys was a joint winner of the best conference and functions category and its staff member Tegan McMinigal was awarded best rising star.

Mindarie Marina won best responsible service of alcohol venue, Currambine Bar and Bistro received the best family dining award and Greenwood Hotel’s staff shone, with Danielle van Coevorden named best head chef in a pub or tavern and Nick Lloyd jointly winning for best venue manager.

David Strom, whose company includes The Ashby Bar and Bistro, received the hospitality lifetime achievement award.

Association chief executive Bradley Woods praised the winners.

“When it comes to quality, the bar is raised higher every year and judging the awards is not easy,” he said.

“WA’s hotels, bars and dining venues are playing an ever-increasing role in the State’s economy and it’s important to recognise the hard work of the people who make it all happen.”