Buy West Eat Best

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2016-05-23 16.06.54Along with a group of Perth foodies, journalists and food bloggers, we recently attended the City of Swan’s launch of the Buy West Eat Best new Restaurant Program held at Sandalford Estate Winery in Caversham. There were lots of lovely nibbles made from delicious local produce, juices and ciders from Michael Brothers and wines from Sandalford Estate. We listened to Rob Broadfield, who introduced the Mayor of the City of Swan Mick Wainwright, and also Executive Chef Andrew Mann, who was responsible for the delightful selection of canapes.
Mayor Mike Wainwright said the BWEB Restaurant Program would offer many exciting benefits for local producers, suppliers, chefs and restaurants. The innovative program highlights the important role restaurants play in attracting visitors to the Swan Valley and their commitment to promoting the best local produce as a humane food region.
“Ultimately it will provide them with a platform to showcase their support for local producers and suppliers and the opportunity to increase the profile of their own business,” he said.
Some of the benefits for members include invitations to attend field trips to WA’s food producing regions, trade days where chefs can meet new producers and sample supplies, as well as many other networking forums. Significantly, membership will incorporate widespread social media coverage including competitions and promotions via the Buy West Eat Best platform which has more than 12,000 followers. There is also a section that will offer various marketing tools and multiple links to relevant sites and businesses.
Mayor Wainwright said he was thrilled the Department of Agriculture and Food was keen to work with the City by launching the Buy West Eat Best Launch (Swan) Image Onerestaurant program in the local area. He was joined at the launch by restaurant industry representatives, City of Swan staff including Chief Executive Officer Mike Foley and council members.
“Afterall, the Swan Valley is not known as Perth’s Valley of Taste for nothing. Of the 2.1 million people who visit the region each year, the majority come here to dine,” he said.
To celebrate the launch of the restaurant program, there is an opportunity for the first 30 City of Swan businesses that qualify and register for the program, to receive a 50 per cent subsidy on their annual membership fee.
“I look forward to seeing a number of City of Swan and Swan Valley businesses flying the Buy West Eat Best banner, showcasing the very best our region has to offer,” Mayor Wainwright said.


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