Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre’s (BCEC) championing of local, sustainable and ethical produce has been rewarded with an accolade at the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) 2019 National Awards.
BCEC took home the Banqueting & Catering national award and follows on from the Centre taking top honours at the MEA Queensland Awards in two categories, Banqueting & Catering and Event Venue Capacity 1500+.
This award is the latest honour for the Centre’s executive chef, David Pugh, who was named by the Queensland Government as a ‘local champion’ for a lifetime supporting and promoting local produce and driving the use of sustainable and ethical practices in the local food industry.
“We are very proud of our food and beverage product,” said BCEC general manager Bob O’Keeffe. “It is an integral part of offering our clients and guests a world class experience’’.
BCEC was the first convention centre in Australia to set up a dedicated dietary kitchen and the flow on impact of this venture on the industry had been substantial.
“Innovation and agility will be key moving forward, particularly with our food and beverage prbduct,” O’Keeffe said.
BCEC is currently working directly with the state government on site specific COVID Safe Plans in an effort to return to business as soon as possible.