Big appetite for events
MAMMINO Gourmet Ice Cream owners Anthony and Teena Mammino are bracing themselves for back-to back events this month.
The Childers-based family business will enter the Brisbane-based Regional Flavours festival before returning home in time for the Childers Festival.
Last year Mr Mammino’s application to the Regional Flavours event was controversially denied due to space constraints and because they would be in competition with permanent business owners at South Bank.
Bundaberg councillor Greg Barnes intervened, making phone calls to the state government to have the decision overturned, which it eventually was.
Mr Mammino said unlike last year, the application went smoothly this year.
“We said last year that either it would be very difficult for us to get in or it would be simple,” he said.
“It was probably our busiest weekend of the year.”
Mr Mammino said the event was an important date in the calendar because it allowed his business to mix it with some of the best in the state.
“It is about product awareness and brand recognition,” he said.
“Being well known in the region is great but by going out of the region we test our product against others from outside the region.”
TASTE TEST: Mammino Gourmet Ice Cream store manager Ashlee Christiansen.