Andrew Dwyer tackles a new adventure
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.