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Mice Net : October 2008
brisbane not only horses For courses story By Johanna Mc Kinnon BrisBane is Big for business events and here’s the latest news from a venue with a kick. eagle Farm racecourse Queensland’s largest capacity racecourse is more than just a place to come to watch the filly’s race around the track; it’s also a great venue for corporate events. And delegates have been flocking to Eagle Farm Racecourse for a host of functions. August was a busy month for the racecourse which catered for everything from a breakfast for 20 to a two-day corporate dinner for more than 8000 under the largest marquee in the Southern Hemisphere. As well as a full list of functions the course hosted more than 35,000 racegoers during the month and 25,000 of those in one race meet alone. In order to cater for such a large group of guests it was all hands on deck for the catering team lead by executive chef Bill Waite. With his team of 20 chefs, Bill Waite worked tirelessly to feed the crowds. The ingredients roughly included: • 250 dozen half shell oysters • 150kg of peeled prawns • 20kg of smoked salmon • 120 kg of roast beef • 100kg roast lamb • 60kg of a some of Australia’s finest cheese • 100kg of fresh salad • 2000 pastries, cakes and desserts all made onsite by a team of pastry chefs. And to wash it all down race-goers consumed almost 14,000 bottles of champagne. So if you have a large scale event in mind and want quality catering, you can put your money on Eagle Farm Racecourse for a win. ABOVE: Eagle Farm Racecourse. 72 mice.net