BY TONY PANETTA
We know that food is one of the most important aspects of any event and are proud to have developed a culinary menu collection that sets us apart from other convention centres.
At the heart of our menus here at ICC Sydney is our industry-leading Feeding Your Performance philosophy, designed to fuel the body and mind of delegates, and support local farmers.
We’re lucky here in Australia to have some of the world’s best food and wine and our team of chefs have designed a program that celebrates our country’s incredible produce, with ingredients sourced through a unique supply chain, driving positive impact beyond the city borders and into regional New South Wales communities.
Here, we have connected directly with more than 130 farmers and producers plus a raft of talented winemakers to source some of Australia’s finest fruit and vegetables, seafood, meats, dairy products and wine – we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to quality.
Here is a taste of three producers we’re proud to be working alongside at ICC Sydney as part of our Feeding Your Performance Culinary Program.
Run by Clive West, a gardener-turned-farmer, Westview Limes is based on the coast of New South Wales 400 kilometres north of Sydney, within the beautiful Macleay Valley. Clive tends to more than 1,200 lime trees and 18,000 chili plants on his stunning property along with various other vegetables. Since opening in December 2016, we have placed a weekly order with Clive who supplies us with his delicious chillies, limes, lemons, cabbages, cauliflower, eggplants, beans and zucchinis.
In the kitchen at ICC Sydney, we’re currently using Clive’s limes to cure kingfish for one of our entrée’s. With a regular order as a result of our long-term relationship, Clive is able to spend time teaching fellow farmers about the virtues of sustainable farming methods.