HAYMAN Island restaurants scooped the pools at the 2010 Savour Australia Queensland Restaurant and Catering Awards in Brisbane where they won two major awards and brought home a swag of titles.
Hayman collected the big gongs as corporate caterer of the year and restaurant of the year, which went to La Fontaine, renowned for its modern European cuisine presented in a classical setting of Louis XV1 furnishings.
Hayman general manager Shane Green said he was proud of the dedication and determination of executive chef Glenn Bacon and his team in continuing to raise the benchmark in culinary excellence at the island.
“These awards are a fantastic achievement and are testament to a highly creative and innovative group of people,” he said.
“Even now, we have our kitchen team in battle to create the best Hayman salad, with the winning dish to be introduced throughout the resort.
“And our guests are eagerly trying our new exotically named Burger Cinq Cinquente, an infusion of delicacies including, amongst others, wagyu beef, foie gras and freshly shaved Manjimup truffles.”
Meanwhile Hayman also picked up awards on the night in the categories of best European restaurant, best tourism restaurant, best Asian restaurant, best breakfast restaurant, best corporate caterer and best wedding caterer.
Hayman was a winner in the category of best tourism restaurant which honoured the signature dining experience of the chef's table, where guests are taken behind the scenes into the main kitchen to witness the workings of the kitchen team, headed by executive chef Glenn Bacon.
Hayman and La Fontaine go on as finalists in these categories at the Savour Australia National Restaurant and Catering Awards in Melbourne in October.
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