Nambour RSL Club a cut above the rest
The Nambour RSL Club’s Mosaic Restaurant has won the ‘Best Dining’ award at the Keno & Clubs Queensland Awards for Excellence 2019 in Brisbane on Tuesday 26 March 2019.
The Club is no stranger to industry recognition with a long list of awards throughout the years including Best Club Sunshine Coast, Club Chef of the Year and Best Café. Winning Best Dining has now sealed its position as a must-see venue of choice for locals and visitors from near and far.
Nambour RSL Club Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Long comments, “It was an amazing feeling when we were announced as the winners for Best Dining and I could not be prouder of our team. We love what we do and are passionate about providing an experience that our members and guests will enjoy time and time again. To be recognised amongst our peers was the cherry on top.”
“Our team are extremely customer focused and put in their best to make sure it shows through. This award is a testament to their hard work and dedication in a highly competitive industry.”
“The Best Dining award is split into two categories, large or small, due to our size we qualified in the Large category. Best Dining Large received the most nominations of all awards, by community clubs from across Queensland.”
“The high calibre of nominees was outstanding this year with a total of 27 submissions received. All entrants completed a written submission and had a mystery site visit. The results were then judged, tallied and announced at the Gala Event.”
The industry awards are open to all community clubs in the state, including Surf Clubs, Bowling Clubs, Leagues and RSL Clubs. This year there were more than 50 clubs entered into the awards from all corners of Queensland.
“Congratulations to all the winners in the Awards for Excellence 2019. We as an industry continue to push the boundaries of what it means to be a community club and the innovation we achieve is something that we should all be proud of.”
Suzanne continues, ‘After our 2015 redevelopment, the Club made a commitment to lift the standard, variety and style of our dining offer. Food is a continually evolving business and customer’s needs have changed significantly since the days of RSL Club buffets. It was a risk that we felt we needed to take and has paid off in the form of happy customers and a successful business that continues to employ over 80 staff.’
‘We have created a benchmark, now recognised state-wide, that brings people together over the restaurant table.’
Running a business in a hinterland community however, is not without its challenges.
‘We avoid focussing on barriers to success, but the truth is we are a venue that is not located in a high density, high tourist area. This award certainly proves that if you deliver something special to the community it will be utilised and it will also have the potential to drive trade to your door from outside of your immediate catchment.’
Awards presented to Nambour RSL Club were:
Best Dining Large
Club Manager of the Year – Suzanne Long – 2nd Place
Club Chef of the Year – Matthew Smyth – 2nd Place
Best Gaming Venue Large – 2nd Place
Moreton Hire Best Event Facilities and Services – 2nd Place
Best Social Club Large – 3rd Place
Nambour RSL Club is open 7 days from 10am with free parking. For updates on entertainment and events visit nambourrsl.com.au, like the Facebook page or phone 5441 2366.