Hospi­tal­ity award for restau­rant

Romeo Awards

Stratford Press - - News - By ALICE COWDREY

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.”

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