Encore St Kilda Beach has won triple category awards at this year’s Victoria & Tasmania Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

Encore operated the Melbourne Hospitality People Group is famous for its beachside food and drink icons: Republica and Captain Baxter (St Kilda Beach) and Mr McCracken within the Essendon Fields Hyatt Place Melbourne hotel complex. The multi-function Encore venue was awarded in the Wedding Caterer, Function/Convention Centre Caterer and Caterer of the year categories – a mighty well deserved effort given the complexity of business operations.

‘We have a simple ethos, we take pride in every aspect of our client’s events, provide unmatched attention to detail and let our flexible space, design and location do the rest,’ explained Angela Dawson, Encore Director.

Michael Affleck Venue Manager – Encore St Kilda

More than 80 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged in over 35 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at Crown Melbourne. 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 is determined by consumers who rank what is important to them.

The Awards are judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the winners.

R&CA CEO Wes Lambert says, ‘Encore St Kilda 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.’

Encore St Kilda is a renowned function and events centre located on St Kilda Beach within the iconic St Kilda Sea Baths complex.

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