Vegan service tops
SO OFTEN we hear complaints regarding service standards in Port Douglas, and I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight three outstanding examples of above and beyond customer service I have experienced in the past week.
As a vegan (allergy-based, not by choice) I have often experienced panic and exasperation by caterers and restaurants.
I travel extensively for work around the country, and have often starved at corporate functions due to a lack of caring by venues.
Last week, at a client dinner at Rydges Sabaya, the head chef prepared two fantastic dishes which were creative and filling.
On Friday night, as a birthday party guest at Billy’s, the organiser had advised the kitchen of my dietary requirements, and they produced the most magnificent menu including appetiser, soup and main course - I struggled to get through it.
Salsa followed up on Sunday at the Crocs lunch with a two-course vegan meal - completely different to what I had eaten at the two previous restaurants.
So a big thank you to those chefs and kitchens who went the extra mile - it was greatly appreciated, and for the first time in a long time, I walked away without having to go home and whip something up myself.
I would also like to thank Guy at Latitude 16, Quicksilver and SkyRail for their kind donations for our locals lunch weekend raffles.
In conjunction with everybody, we have collected a whole pallet of pet food valued around $1500.
It will be going to the RSPCA via Bidvest transport at Rockhampton whom desperately need support as it is all volunteer based and they have no shelter.
Around $400 in cash was also raised and put towards the Capta Group relief fund.
Thank you all for your assistance, Queenslanders do appreciate it.. three layers of government.
Cairns should combine with the Tablelands and Cook, which are clearly linked to Cairns.
While we’re at it, let’s incorporate the fantastic fishing zones in the Gulf and the mining in Cape York.
Then all we have to do is grab Townsville and the Cassowary Coast, and we don’t need the clowns in Brisbane at all.
Think about it: “Capricornia - Australia’s newest state, the world’s oldest land.”
You know it makes sense.
There were many more aspects to the Bloomfield road debate than this, and I look forward to canvassing these opinions throughout the coming year.
I am aware of an altercation between some protesters and Bama at the Bloomfield end of the blockade, but to imply that greenies headed by Mike Berwick threatened Bama is itself misleading.
Throughout the campaign Berwick was committed to a peaceful protest.
I would be particularly interested in speaking with any Bama who were threatened by greenies.
I hope the community can keep an open mind (and have some patience) while I work on the book.