The chief executive of Clubs ACT has called for Canberra clubs to use their eateries and restaurants’ potential as revenue raisers in the face of a tightening gaming industry.
Bob Samarq told the Canberra Times that it is important clubs take an innovative approach in the kitchen as well as serving traditional fare.
“I think there is a constructive tension to be tapped between chefs wanting to produce more modern cuisine and clubs wanting to operate in safe territory,” he said.
“It is getting far more competitive so diversity and the ability to cater for a whole range of tastes will be important [for clubs] in maintaining patronage.”
To help raise awareness of what the ACT’s clubs are actually serving to patrons, Clubs ACT is running a “Chefs on Show” competition between now and January, with the awards announced in May.