Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

CROWN Perth has fur­ther ce­mented its din­ing rep­u­ta­tion af­ter re­ceiv­ing awards at the Ca­ter­ing In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia’s Gold Plate Awards din­ner in Perth.

This year’s 50th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion of the awards marked a first for Crown Perth af­ter it re­ceived the evening’s top hon­our, the Premier’s Award.

The ac­co­lade was pre­sented to Silks restau­rant for at­tain­ing the high­est per­cent­age score over­all.

Silks also won the Li­censed Chi­nese award for its au­then­tic and ex­pertly crafted Can­tonese cui­sine, Modo Mio’s modern Ital­ian menu won best Mediter­ranean Din­ing, and Atrium buf­fet re­ceived the Prix D’Hon­neur Award for win­ning Best Buf­fet three years in a row.

Crown Perth food bev­er­age and en­ter­tain­ment chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer An­drew Hill said the wins ex­em­pli­fied Crown Perth’s ex­cel­lence across its din­ing port­fo­lio.

“We are very proud of our culi­nary team and front-of­house staff at Crown Perth for their on­go­ing com­mit­ment to de­liv­er­ing an out­stand­ing ser­vice and strength­en­ing our rep­u­ta­tion as a world-class food and bev­er­age precinct,” he said.

Crown Perth was also a fi­nal­ist in seven other cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing Atrium for Ex­cel­lence in Health and Best Buf­fet, Silks and Modo Mio for Wine List of the Year, and The Mer­ry­well for Best Break­fast and Restau­rant in a Tav­ern. Modo Mio’s Jac­que­line Franklin was also nom­i­nated for the 2016 Bill Thomp­son Award for Ex­cel­lence.

The an­nual Gold Plate Awards ac­knowl­edge the out­stand­ing qual­ity and ser­vice pro­vided by restau­rants through­out WA.

Ca­ter­ing In­sti­tute Aus­tralia (WA) pres­i­dent Craig Joel, Silks restau­rant man­ager Jef­fery Ren, Crown Perth food and bev­er­age gen­eral man­ager Chris Har­ris, Silks Chef de Cui­sine Pat Kuan Cheong, Ca­ter­ing In­sti­tute Aus­tralia (WA) chair of judges Robin Clarke and Kleen­heat WA sales man­ager John Sarat­sis at the awards night.

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