12 January 2024

PODCAST: Now You Know Canberra hospitality industry personality Dash Rumble

| Lucy Ridge
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Dash Rumble. Photo: Cassie Abraham

On the latest episode of Now You Know, hosts Janette Wojtaszak and Phillip Jones get the low-down on the story behind award-winning restaurateur Dash Rumble.

Starting with a deep dive into her ‘tomboy’ childhood (and a grilled cheese toastie education courtesy of her dad), Dash spills the beans on how she ended up in the hospitality industry.

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Dash and her partner Ross McQuinn work with executive chef Mal Hanslow to run Pilot and their new casual restaurant, Such and Such. The trio are now well regarded as leaders in the hospitality industry and have played a large part in showcasing Canberra’s culinary appeal.

Double-hatted Pilot is regularly lauded as Canberra’s best restaurant, but there was a time when it didn’t seem like it would succeed. Starting a new, fine-dining restaurant can be a tough endeavour, and Dash explains how a well-timed award turned the tables on their journey.

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Phillip investigates how service styles have changed in fine dining over the past 10 years and how Dash finds staff who fit the casual yet professional style that has exemplified service at Pilot.

Plus, Dash and Ross’s love of the theatre and, most importantly, how they feel about pineapple on pizza.

Now You Know appears fortnightly on Region and wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify. Have a listen, tell us what you think and rate us.

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