Foodies' Corner

Guest Panelist at Fine Food Forum Queensland

Jerome has been selected as a guest panelist at Fine Food Queensland, he will be discussing the emerging food trends of 2014 as well as the steady increase in dietary or special request menu requirements. Dalton Hospitality pride themselves on their ability to adjust and adapt all of their menusDalton B&W to suit any request or requirement, so this topic is dear to Jerome’s heart.

When planning an event an essential question to ask is:  Do you have any special diets or allergies? The days where a vegetarian was a special request, now the ‘standard’ requests are seafood and nut allergies,  gluten free, lactose free, halal, and vegan. Jerome and Justin Zammit (Epicure, Brisbane Town Hall) will talk about the challenges that kitchens and caterers face when designing menus.

If you are planning on coming along to the Fine Food Forum, then make sure you join the interactive panel on Sunday at 12.30pm.


Ferran Adria is Coming to Town

The team at Dalton Hospitality are very excited to be the confirmed caterers at the Good Food Guide Restaurant awards night. The Good Food Guide awards are the beginning of a month long celebration of standout food, beverages and service in Brisbane. This year the event will be launched by the legend behind the El Bulli in Spain, adding to Queensland’s reputation as major player on the world food stage.

Regional and city restaurants are awarded based on their menu, wine list, service and ambiance for the Good Food Guide. We are honored to be the chosen caterers at this prestigious event. Have a look at some images from last years’ event, they may inspire you for your next occasion.


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Brought to you by the team behind The Weekend Edition, The Pop-Up Hotel returns for a second stint of luxury camping in unique places and spaces around Brisbane. This time the bell tent will be popping up at the new shipping container festival,Northshore Containerval Festival, where guests will enjoy dinner and drinks at the on-site tacqueria and bar, and VIP seats at the festival’s entertainment. Enter now for your chance to be a part of this unique experience … 


Containerval Festival


Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) announced Brisbane’s newest festival – Containerval Festival at Northshore Hamilton.

Opening on 2 November 2013, the aptly named, Containerval is an edgy pop-up shipping container festival designed to celebrate Brisbane’s creativity and design talents and embrace an entrepreneurial spirit.

“The Containerval Festival has partnered with home-grown industry, talent, artists and retailers to bring together a packed event program over three weekends designed to ignite people’s imagination by showcasing and celebrating Brisbane’s creative talent” said EDQ Acting General Manager Matt Leyshon.

“Incorporating five feature retailers and over 20 programmed events, the Containerval Festival will include an array of Brisbane talent, local artists, retailers and performers for all the family to enjoy.

“The free festival will have something for everyone – from great coffee, food and wine, to pop-up retail shops, art, and a great range of entertainment including live performances, fashion parades and an open-air cinema,” he said.

Set on the banks of the Brisbane River at Northshore Hamilton, Containerval will see the transformation of shipping containers into a unique and vibrant mix of retail, exhibition and performance spaces.

Containerval reflects the transformation of Northshore Hamilton itself and it is fitting that the festival is borne from a shipping container concept.

“Once a working port for more than 50 years, this prime riverside location has been transformed into a vibrant community and is now a popular shopping, dining and entertainment precinct for many locals,” said Mr Leyshon.

“The collaboration with QUT Creative Industries students is set to showcase Brisbane’s up-and-coming creative talent in architecture, landscape, interior and industrial design.

“Third-year Creative Industries students at QUT have been set the challenge to develop creative concepts and fit-out shipping containers within the adaptive re-use and recycling brief,” he said.

Containerval’s pop-up retailers will include My Kitchen Rule’s finalists Jake and Elle Harrison and their Vietnamese street food menu, resident café operator Northshore Riverside Café, local jewellery and ceramic artist Erin Lightfoot, Dalton Hospitality’s pop up Mexican Restaurant Taquitos, and Nomads Palace Indigenous art and design.

Containerval has also partnered with the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) to bring an exciting open-air cinema for three nights during the last week of the festival on 14, 15 and 16 November.

In its 22nd year, BIFF is an iconic event held annually in Brisbane providing a unique cinema experience unlike any other in Queensland.
This year, BIFF’s open-air, walk-in cinema will see movie-goers relaxing on the astroturf in front of the screen on their BYO chairs, bean bags or picnic rugs, or tuning in from the restaurant and bar. A major drawcard for Containerval, the free BIFF cinema is set to close out the festival with a bang.

An exciting range of events, artist, retailers, food stalls and entertainment will be popping up for Containerval which runs from 2 November to 17 November 2013.

To find out more about what is happening during Containerval Festival, ‘like’ the Northshore Containerval Festival Facebook page, follow @ContainervalFestival on Instagram, or visit the Northshore Hamilton website

Click here for further reading & festival program:

Northshore Hamilton

Gourmand & Gourmet ‘Contain Yourself!’

Gourmand & Gourmet ’Pop-up Eats’

Containerval Programme


Le Dîner en Blanc® Hamilton Reach, Brisbane 2013

Diner en Blanc Brisbane 2013 – t’was a very special night.

This unique Flash Mob dinner party first started in Paris in 1988 and has steadily spread around the world to then make its way to Brisbane for the first time in 2012. The evening was amazingly successful, with more than 1,000 people assembling at South Bank Cultural Forecourt. And on a perfect Queensland Saturday evening, the Hamilton riverside became a sea of white with over 2,500 people and 40 buses coming together for a snowy surprise.

The 2013 Brisbane chapter of Dinner in White saw The Good Guide team up with My Vintage Store by The Vintage Traveller, Clovely Estate Wines, Dalton Hospitality, and Moreton Hire for an evening of alabaster epicness.

It was a flood of fair with carousing, celebration and cavorting as BenJam took over the stage with thanks to the efforts of Australian Event Productions. The many rules set in place for this event simply ensured that everything was carefully in motion for a sublime evening.The logistics involved with 2,500 people certainly meant there was fun to be had!

Efforts of organisation and creative flare will be rewarded with Art of the Table – 1st prize will be able to continue the frivolity with a Dalton Hospitality gourmet hamper (valued @ $300), a Clovely Wines gift pack and The Good Guide V.I.Pigeon Passes (ensuring a choice of a spectalur venue to continue the party).

White on white fashions will be rewarded with Best Dressed Gentle Pigeon, recieving a Dirtbox City ‘Summer Wardrobe of Stables’ giveaway (valued @ $500). For the ladies, Best Dressed Lady Birds will recieve a Sans Peur Workshop female gift certicate and a quartz crystal necklace by Italian Jewellery designer Beth Orduna (valued @ $1348.00) or a grey Burak Uyan leather weekender bag (valued @ $1055.00). And it’s not all about being number one, with a slew of prizes for those judged second and third.

All in all I think we learnt something very important which we were already aware of, but there had to be a lesson in the process: red wine is dangerous around whites! Particularly the Clovely Estate Wines’ Left Field 2010 Petit Verdot… bad ju ju for you!

No doubt it will take the next 12 months for us to recover and prepare for the Diner en Blanc 2014. Be dressed in white – next year!


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Supporting BBQ for the Homeless

Dalton Hospitality is proud to be an ongoing supporter of Signal Flare Homeless support projects, working closely with Grant Richards (Grant The Polite Guy) as he is well known as in Brisbane's CBD. We donate food, equipment and time to this ground roots project in the form of BBQs for the homeless and those