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Gabbinbar Wins Top Restaurant Award

We Won Caterer Of The Year At The 2018 Queensland & Northern Territory Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards For Excellence

Gabbinbar Homestead has won Caterer of the Year at the 2018 Queensland & Northern Territory Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

Gabbinbar Homestead manager Renee Currie says, “We put a huge amount of passion and energy into every wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead and it is wonderful for our team of chefs, the front of house staff and wedding planners to be recognised for their effort.”

Gabbinbar Homestead, located in Toowoomba, is on track to booking 200 weddings this year, making it one of Australia’s most popular wedding destinations.

Mrs Currie said, “Our historic venue is spectacular, but so is our hospitality. We strive to deliver an unparalleled wedding experience with exceptional service and an abundance of delicious food.”

More than 150 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged over 37 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at the Royal International Convention Centre.

The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state. The Awards for Excellence is the only program in Australia where the judging criteria are determined by consumers who rank what is important to them in the dining experience.

The Awards are judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the restaurant/café winners. The scores are based on the entire dining experience from food to the customer service experienced when the judges anonymously dine.

R&CA CEO Juliana Payne says, "Gabbinbar Homestead should be proud of their achievements. Running a hospitality business isn’t easy – there’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that goes into to making it work. But when you get the right mix of staff, produce and service, the results can be extraordinary.”

In addition to winning 2018 Queensland Caterer of the Year, Gabbinbar Homestead also won two other categories: 2018 Wedding Caterer and 2018 Function/Convention Centre Caterer.

Gabbinbar Homestead will now compete with other region finalists at the National Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence to be held at Luna Park in Sydney on Monday 29th October 2018.

R&CA is the industry association representing thousands of restaurant and catering businesses across Australia. To view the full list of category winners in the 2018 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence, visit the R&CA website at


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