Leonardo’s Pizza Palace Opens in Carlton

By |2018-12-10T20:21:25+11:00December 10th, 2018|Commercial Kitchens|

The team behind Ramblr and Leonard's House of Love just wanted it as retro-italian as it should. From Brick archways, Terrazzo floors, Heavy timber beams and wrought iron fittings. The team haven’t had to recreate the interior of the former home of Da Salvatore Pizza by the Metre as Nick Stanton says "We were up against some pretty big operators for this place. The main reason we got it is we didn’t want to knock the place down and turn it into a modern, new-age venue." Moreover, this "Italian-American" menu is an inspiration yet evolving with other influences. Leonardo's Pizza Palace opens Tuesdays through Sundays at 29 Grattan Street, Carlton.

Surviving Your First Stint In Hospo

By |2018-12-05T19:42:15+11:00December 5th, 2018|Commercial Kitchens|

"I fell in love with it", Chef Scott Pickett says. At a young age of 14 with a job at a winery restaurant near his home in McLaren Vale, South Australia. He'd go straight to the restaurant after school to scrub dishes. In the early days, there wasn’t a job that Pickett didn’t do. “I’d do the accounts, the payroll, the super, the bills, the ordering, the cooking, the cleaning – everything," he says.  And while he was working at the restaurant until midnight seven days a week, his wife was at home, running the household and caring for their two children, then aged five and three. He is very much grateful for all the skills he acquired at The Point in Albert Park before launching his very own business. In doing the basics well as his philosophy, Pickett adds, “We smile, and we look after our guests. We try to make sure that our product is of the highest quality."

MoVida Lorne to set forth its Spanish flavours to the Coast

By |2018-12-05T15:20:39+11:00December 5th, 2018|Commercial Kitchens|

Few weeks more to go, the iconic Spanish diner MoVida opens on the ground floor of the Lorne Hotel, the sprawling pub that overlooks Louttit Bay. Co-founder Frank Camorra says, "It was an iconic place…not the greatest food in the world but it had a real atmosphere". Just as that place he remembers where he grew up in Geelong and apprenticed at once popular but now-closed eatery The Arab during the 90's. Needless to say, the Great Ocean Road address instantly catches MoVida like a frog in a sock that was booked overnight as they said so in there website www.movida.com.au/lorne. And that the idea of making it permanent was a no brainer. Coming this January 2019, there will be an open kitchen, floor -to-ceiling windows, a long bar, a dining room and a large fresh-fish display that will include bycatch.

La Trobe’s Bundoora Campus Overhaul

By |2018-11-14T19:47:01+11:00November 14th, 2018|Commercial Kitchens|

A major overhaul for La Trobe University with its $5 billion redevelopment creating a new city centre and more development precincts. From students studio apartments to residential real estate plans it will carry hundreds of bed-student accomodation buildings. Not to mention, the finalised Sports Park at its third stage already and construction of accomodation saved for December. Truly an impeccable plan launched last 22nd October.

Adelaide’s Second TGI Fridays Restaurant Opened

By |2018-11-13T16:51:35+11:00November 13th, 2018|Commercial Kitchens|

With Westfields Tea Tree Plaza's redevelopment in the north-east suburb of Modbury, everyone was excited of the TGI Friday's opening last 25 October. Being one of the first bar in New York to allow women entry in 1965, this American bar and grill hits it with the famous 'happy hour' and is ongoing with its 61 countries expansion worldwide. Thanks to CEO, James Sinclair for reinventing the brand with a dining experience in freshly made menus of american flavours in contemporary design such as outdoor spaces, modern high bars and more.

Mercedes-Benz Team with ST. ALi on new CBD Concept Store

By |2018-09-03T11:29:53+11:00September 3rd, 2018|Commercial Kitchens|

A black steel mezzanine that calls back to car factories of the 1950s. Plush private booths, natural timbers, black leather and designer furniture. Fresh coffee sipped among high-end luxury cars. Designed by local architects Jackson Clement Burrows, the new Mercedes me Melbourne concept store is unlike any other venue in the city. The combination cafe, dining, event and design space at the base of Rialto Towers on Collins Street, is just the seventh such store in the world, following Hamburg, Munich, Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing. “You don’t have to be a car enthusiast and you don’t have to learn about the brand to enjoy the space,” says general manager Simon Johnson. “But it’s there to discover if you want.”

Longrain

By |2018-08-28T10:35:17+11:00August 28th, 2018|Commercial Kitchens|

Sydneysiders may have had first taste of Martin Boetz’s Longrain in Surry Hills, but Melburnians can rightfully stake claim to this favourite modern Thai restaurant. Powerful, fresh flavour combinations fill the small yet simple menu that's responsible for keeping the dining room full of patrons every night of the week

Donwood Community Aged Care Services $9 million Upgrade on Track

By |2019-05-30T10:03:03+11:00August 21st, 2018|Commercial Kitchens|

Donwood Community Aged Care Services $9 million Upgrade on Track Donwood Community Aged Care Service s in Croydon is adding and refurbishing 35 rooms with substantial upgrades to provide a much-needed boost to aged care facilities in the area which has a growing ageing population. When the project is completed in October 2017, Donwood will be one of the best equipped aged care facilities in Victoria and will have accommodation for 105 residents, all in the their own spacious rooms. Established twenty five years ago by a Voluntary Board of Management, Donwood Community Aged Care Services conducted a progress inspection of its $9 million extension with architect Robert Caulfield.