Fresh Collective appointed caterer at Museums Victoria venues

Chef Khanh Nguyen will oversee the events menu at the Melbourne Museum. Photo: Hayden Dib

Museums Victoria has appointed The Fresh Collective to oversee its catering with chef Khanh Nguyen named as ambassador for events at the Melbourne Museum.

The Fresh Collective chief operating officer Carl Contractor said the appointment marked the beginning of a dynamic partnership.

“Together, we look forward to continuing to create exceptional hospitality experiences and shaping an unforgettable part of Melbourne’s cultural landscape,” he said.

Known for his fusion of Southeast Asian dishes paired with native Australian ingredients, Nguyen has designed two menus for the venue – a cocktail menu and a seated meal menu.

“I’m looking forward to working with Fresh Collective to curate events and experiences that redefine the standards, leaving guests with unforgettable memories,” Nguyen said.

“At Melbourne Museum, I’m eager to revisit my South East Asian culinary roots, infusing the menu with the vibrant flavours of Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia.”

Romina Calabro, director of development and commercial operations at Museums Victoria, said they were are excited to launch Nguyen’s world-class menus at the Museum.

“As ambassador to Melbourne Museum, Khanh Nguyen will deliver an elevated offering of innovative dishes and inspired flavours that are the perfect complement to the transportive event spaces in our iconic Melbourne venue,” Calabro said.