Colliers International launches EOI campaign to find leading chef.
Colliers International has been appointed to lead an Australia-wide search for an experienced chef to operate a landmark restaurant at the new Perth Stadium.
The expression of interest campaign to promote the venture will be overseen by Colliers’ agents Tim Scott and Chris Bartlett who are expecting a strong response from leading operators in the food and beverage industry.
“This is one of the premium venues at Perth Stadium and we are looking for a restauranteur with a well-known brand to open a contemporary restaurant in this unique setting,” Mr Scott said.
“Located in a free-standing building on the western side of the $1.46 billion Perth Stadium, the 280sqm restaurant has uninterrupted views of the city and the Swan River and overlooks the Chevron Parkland in the foreground.
“Open year round, with walkways to Crown Perth and easy access to the city, the restaurant is expected to be a popular destination on event and non-event days.”
This 150-person restaurant is located alongside a café style restaurant which will also be open year round and managed by the inhouse Perth Stadium catering team. A separate and independently operated 2500 patron hospitality venue named ‘The Camfield’ will complement the Stadium restaurant and café and assist in driving year-round activation of the precinct.
The ambition is for this premium restaurant to be trading in time for the Stadium’s opening in January.
“We are looking for a chef who can combine a premium dining experience with a relaxed and comfortable environment at this fantastic venue which has floor to ceiling windows and
sweeping views of the Swan River and the city,” said Perth Stadium chief executive Mike McKenna.
“The operator will also be required to deliver a restaurant that drives visitors to the Stadium with a menu featuring quality ingredients from local producers.”
Construction started on Perth Stadium in 2014 and is nearing completion. Once open it will be Australia’s third biggest stadium.
Mr Bartlett said there had already been interest from well-known Perth restauranteurs wanting to be a part of the activation of Perth Stadium.
“Together with Crown’s casino and hotel, Perth Stadium will transform the Burswood Peninsula into one of Australia’s best sport and entertainment and precincts,” Mr Bartlett said.
Expressions of interest close on November 8.