THE Swan Valley’s highly acclaimed Sandalford Winery hosted the launch of the ‘Buy West Eat Best’ restaurant program this week.
The initiative highlighted the important role restaurants play in attracting visitors to the Swan Valley, and their commitment to promoting the best local produce as a humane food region.
In partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Food, the City of Swan launched the program to support local produce from within its region.
Mayor Mike Wainwright said the BWEB Restaurant Program would offer many exciting benefits for local producers, suppliers, chefs and restaurants.
“Ultimately it will provide them with a platform to showcase their support for local producers and suppliers,” he said.
“As well as the opportunity to increase the profile of their own business.”
Mayor Wainwright said he was thrilled the Department of Agriculture and Food was keen to work with the City by launching the restaurant program in the local area.
Mr Wainwright was joined by restaurant critic Rob Broadfield, as well as other industry representatives.
“After all, the Swan Valley is not known as Perth’s Valley of Taste for nothing,” he said.
“Of the 2.1 million people who visit the region each year, the majority come here to dine.
“I look forward to seeing a number of City of Swan and Swan Valley businesses flying the Buy West Eat Best banner, showcasing the very best our region has to offer.”
To celebrate the launch of the restaurant program, the first 30 City of Swan businesses that qualify and register for the program receive a 50 per cent subsidy on their annual membership fee.
For more information about how to register for the program, please send an email to Robin.Birch@agric.wa.gov.au