Kar­alee still on win­ning streak

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

CATER­ING for dif­fer­ent peo­ple has earned Kar­alee on Pre­ston the Best Ca­sual Din­ing Pub at the 2016 Australian Ho­tels As­so­ci­a­tion (AHA) WA Hospi­tal­ity Awards for Ex­cel­lence.

Gen­eral man­ager Ashley Cra­nen­burgh said im­prov­ing the qual­ity of food and the din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence were just some of the rea­sons the venue won the award.

“Be­cause it’s an AHA award, it’s re­ally en­cour­ag­ing to see we are be­ing recog­nised col­lec­tively as a busi­ness and a team,” he said.

“We are try­ing to en­hance the whole din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence from the food to the bev­er­ages and we are try­ing to make the ex­tra step.

“It’s hard to put the rea­son why we won the award down to just one but I think our food has played a large part; peo­ple can buy a steak and cook it at home so we need to make sure peo­ple en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Mr Cra­nen­burgh said the feed­back he had re­ceived from the com­mu­nity was that the restau­rant was a warm place.

“It of­fers so much to so many; whether you are a blue or white col­lar worker or you are look­ing for quiet meal, we try to cater for every­one,” he said.

“We are try­ing to pro­vide good value for money as well as re­duc­ing the turn­around from or­der­ing to be­ing be­cause we un­der­stand peo­ple are time poor.

“We won the WA’s Best Steak Sand­wich in 2014 so that has in­spired us to con­tinue to strive for ex­cel­lence.”

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d462063

Sous chef Scott Mathea, man­ager Joshua Drake­ford and head chef MIckey Phull at the Kar­alee on Pre­ston.

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