Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) was named winner in the category of ‘Banqueting and Catering’ at the 2018 Victorian Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Industry Awards last night.
MCEC Chief Executive, Peter King said the award was the result of years of hard work and dedication, along with an ongoing commitment to delivering an excellent customer experience through the delivery of innovative food experiences.
“We have worked hard to attract some great talent to our Food and Beverage team and we’re honoured to once again be recognised with this outstanding result,” Mr King said.
The MEA Awards are a premier accolade in the Australian meetings and events field, and provide the perfect platform for MCEC to benchmark its business against the best in the industry.
“Just like Melbourne, we take our food very seriously at MCEC and it’s something we’re extremely proud of,” Mr King said.
MCEC Senior Manager Food and Beverage Neil Mather said it was an honour to again receive recognition for the venue’s food and beverage, which showcases Melbourne’s diverse food scene.
Mr Mather said flexibility continued to be a consistent theme across all MCEC menus.
“Interest in the origins of food is a key trend, with customers increasingly interested in knowing where produce comes from,” Mr Mather said.
“We have a fantastic network of local suppliers, and by supporting local food producers we aim to reduce our environmental impact by leaving a lighter carbon footprint, as well as championing the incredible produce we have right here in Melbourne.”
MCEC is now a finalist in the above category in the 2018 MEA National Awards, which will be announced at the MEA National Conference in April 2019.