Blake Collins launch Spice Out second edition. Seven category awards announced
The Indian Executive Club (IEC) launched the second edition of Spice Out at the Corporate Box office of the Werribee Race Course on 15 August. The Edition featuring Melbourne’s Hottest 25 Restaurants was launched by Zomato Regional Head Blake Collins at a gala dinner event.
The event was attended by IEC members, FOSAI executive members and other prominent entrepreneurs from the hospitality sector. Werribee Race Course (WRC) was teeming with activities on the day with a day-long festival organized by FOSAI to mark the Indian Independence day on the main grounds. Over 10,000 attendees flocked to the race-course to mark the occasion with IEC celebrating its own moment of glory as it unveiled the second edition and announced winners of the first awards for restaurant businesses.
IEC also recognised achievers of the Indian Australian hospitality sector. Following a month long campaign on asking Melburnians to vote for their favourite Indian restaurant, IEC announced the winners of various categories at the function. (See Box for categories and winners) Spice Out is the only publication catering to this niche and is sponsored by Wave Consultancy and Fortune Wealth Creators.
The function was hosted by IEC Vice Chairperson Natasha Doraiswamy. Vinay Sharma inaugurated the Awards night. Prominent members among the guests were: Cr Adele Hegedich, Mayor’s delegate, Wyndham City Council, Cricket Australia, Shane Morris – General Manager, Office of MD and CEO Australia Post,Terry Garwood – Deputy Secretary, Local Infrastructure – Dept. of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Dr Pradeep Tanega – Australia India Institute and Rohini Kappadath from Pitcher Partners were present at the gala dinner.
IEC is soon planning to launch an active social media platform promoting and marketing the South Asian hospitality sector and its cuisine in Australia.