Industry Seminar Starring Rockhampton Beef and Sweet Potato to Help Create Opportunities for Regional Queensland
Tender Rockhampton beef and buttery sweet potato will take centre stage at a culinary demonstration in the country’s famous beef capital next week, to give locals a taste of why regional produce is important in creating authentic Queensland experiences for locals and visitors to the state.
The demonstration, featuring grass-fed beef fillet medallions from JBS facility at Nerimbera and Gracemere sweet potatoes, is part of a roadshow touring Queensland talking about jobs, training, and procurement opportunities with integrated resort company, The Star Entertainment Group.
The company is the lead partner in the Destination Brisbane Consortium, which will deliver the multi-billion dollar Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort development due to open in Brisbane’s CBD in 2022.
Treasury Casino & Hotel Executive Sous Chef Trevor Winch will get tastebuds tingling when he whips up his gourmet beef dish, which will also feature broccolini from the Fassifern Valley, west of Brisbane, and a wild fruit balsamic glaze made from native Queensland Indigenous products.
Mr Winch is a regular visitor to Rockhampton and is looking forward to showing how The Star Entertainment Group uses local ingredients to create mouth-watering menus.
The roadshow is being delivered by the Department of State Development, in partnership with The Star Entertainment Group, as part of its annual Major Project Series.
Following seminars in Brisbane, Toowoomba, the Sunshine Coast, Mackay, and Rockhampton, the roadshow will continue onto the Wide Bay Burnett region (via Maryborough), Springfield Lakes, the Gold Coast, Townsville, and Cairns until the end of November this year.
The Rockhampton event will take place on Wednesday 7 September 2016 from 7am to 9am at the Frenchville Sports Club, Clifton Street, North Rockhampton. To register, or to view the full Queensland schedule, visit www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/mps.