Hospitality award for restaurant
Having good staff and creating a welcoming environment are key to the success of Colonel Malone’s, says general manager Andrea Wellington.
The business was recognised as providing top notch hospitality during the recent Stratford Press Romeo Awards where it won the Paddock to Plate Butchery Best Hospitality Service Business Award.
Andrea — who has worked in the business since 2007 — says the award recognised the hard work the staff put into making the restaurant and bar run smoothly.
She says although it can be a pressured and demanding industry, the variety of work and fast pace make it great to be part of.
“Its great to see everybody having a good night and enjoying themselves — it’s a real meeting place for people. It’s really nice when we get positive feedback from our customers too.”
Colonel Malone’s employs around 20 staff including chefs, kitchen hands, and front-ofhouse staff. The restaurant has a busy few weeks coming up as it marks the German festival Oktoberfest with live entertainment as well as Hofbrau Oktoberfest beer on tap, beer brewed especially for the event in Germany.
“There is a limited release of the beer on New Zealand and we managed to get around 10 kegs. It should be a lot of fun.”