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Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre named best function caterer


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has been named Queensland’s Best Function/Convention Centre Caterer at the Restaurant & Catering State Awards for the fourth successive year.

This remarkable achievement is a clear indication of the uncompromised consistency and quality of the Centre’s Food & Beverage product and creates a trio of major accolades for BCEC’s recent culinary accomplishments.


The Brisbane Covention and Exhibition Centre’s function catering has earned them honours four years running.

Centre senior sous chef Russell Clarke and apprentice chef, Mathew Lee have been selected to represent Australia at the 2011 Bocuse d’Or International Cooking Competition – widely acknowledged as the culinary equivalent of the Olympic Games – in Lyon in France next January, while the Centre was voted the world’s best caterer in the prestigious international survey of convention centres conducted by the authoritative Association Internationale des Palais de Congres.

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, a member of the leading international venue management group AEG Ogden, has earned a world-wide reputation for its contemporary cuisine, restaurant style presentation and innovative approach to food styles.

This latest award brings the Centre’s total tally for catering awards to an impressive 50.

Convention Centre general manager, Bob O’Keeffe said the latest achievement was testimony to the passion and dedication of the Centre’s team of talented Chefs. “The quality and standards of the Centre’s Food & Beverage product has been a significant factor in the Centre maintaining its leadership position in what is a very competitive marketplace,” he said.

The Centre will now take its place in Melbourne in October to contest the National Restaurant & Catering Awards.