Andrew Dwyer tack­les a new ad­ven­ture

Mt Buller News - - FRONT PAGE - By LIZ WEBB

JAMIESON lo­cal Andrew Dwyer re­cently asked the ques­tion - ‘where will I go next?’ af­ter tak­ing a well earned break from his own com­pa­nies and trav­el­ling.

Well, the an­swer was Mt Buller.

The Ski Club of Vic­to­ria (SCV) was pleased to an­nounce that Andrew Dwyer was ap­pointed as gen­eral man­ager sev­eral months ago, giv­ing him time to em­brace the work­ings of Ski Vic be­fore the win­ter sea­son.

Multi-tal­ented, Andrew’s love of ad­ven­ture has taken him from na­tional and in­ter­na­tional snow­fields to out­back Aus­tralia work­ing as a chef, tour guide, en­ter­tainer and racon­teur.

He has won nu­mer­ous tourism awards and sits on the board of Tourism Vic­to­ria, so his prac­ti­cal and the­o­ret­i­cal tourism knowl­edge will be in­valu­able.

Andrew is relishing this new chal­lenge which will see him draw­ing upon all these past skills.

Man­ag­ing an iconic es­tab­lish­ment such as the Ski Club of Vic­to­ria will cer­tainly be a daunt­ing task.

Andrew’s brief in­cludes over­see­ing two ac­com­mo­da­tion venues - The Whitt and Kan­da­har; a 100 seat restau­rant (three meals a day); the Dump Inn and Ike’s bars as well as pro­gram­ming en­ter­tain­ment.

He is cer­tainly ready for the chal­lenge.

His face lights up as he en­thuses about his plans to pro­vide a var­ied, ap­petis­ing menu to en­tice skiers and board­ers off Bourke Street into the Whitt for mouth wa­ter­ing quick lunches.

“Cus­tomers at the snow are hun­gry and have very high ex­pec­ta­tions,” he said.

“Won­der­ful aro­mas in the cold at­mos­phere will cer­tainly draw them in, but the food has to be warm and hearty, vis­ually ap­peal­ing and of course, tasty.

“The team we have in the kitchen this year is ex­tremely skilled and I think ev­ery­one will be amazed by the fresh, hearty and de­li­cious ‘soul food’ our chef is plan­ning to serve.”

Andrew is also work­ing closely with the board of the SCV to main­tain and build club mem­ber­ship.

“The Ski Club of Vic­to­ria was cre­ated by zeal­ous snow sport en­thu­si­asts who built a hut, walked for hours to ski, or­gan­ised races and gen­er­ally put Mt Buller on the map,” Andrew said.

“I’m re­ally keen to en­cour­age more fam­i­lies to join us, so that they and their kids can ex­pe­ri­ence the old style club events and ac­tiv­i­ties, es­pe­cially rac­ing.”

This ‘ac­tion man’ is wait­ing to wel­come you to a great fam­ily friendly win­ter ex­pe­ri­ence.

Make sure you visit the Whitt and say hello to Andrew.

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