WELCOME TO THE FAMILY

Craig O’Shaughnessy, Head of Specialty Venues, VenuesLive NSW From 1 October this year, VenuesLive will operate as the exclusive caterer at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle. McDonald Jones Stadium is home to the Newcastle Knights,…

AFL QUARANTINE – WA STYLE

Rebecca Purcell, Events Manager, Optus Stadium West Australians have long harboured a dream of forming their own country and isolating themselves from the rest of Australia.  COVID-19 has seen the dream become a reality with our Premier…

QUARANTINE TALES

Stories from the VenuesLive Hotel Catering Operation By Shantha Perera, Catering Manager, Sydney Olympic Park Venues and Hotel Quarantine Catering Lead  Drug busts, nudie runs, fire alarms and high society . . . to say the VenuesLive…

IN-PROFILE – DORIAN HUGHES

He’s Optus Stadium’s Operations Manager, Out of Africa, with a passion for the environment and surfing and is a self-confessed Nerdzilla.  And he’s not content with Optus Stadium’s already outstanding environmental credentials – he…

OFF & RACING

Wendy Frizelle, Catering Manager, VenuesLive NSW With one Supercars event already under our belt in 2020, and the Grand Finale confirmed to take place at Sydney Motorsport Park on 12 /13 December, we were thrilled to suddenly discover we’d…

RETURN OF THE GAME

Graham Mason, Head of Media, Communications & Government Relations, Optus Stadium Channel Seven’s The Game program returned to Optus Stadium earlier this month – the first “event” back at the Stadium. The Game is Channel Seven’s…

WINTER WARMERS

With winter in full swing and our heaters cranked to max, we decided to hit up Executive Chefs John Deane and Jochen Beranek for their favourite recipes to fill your bellies and warm your hearts. Bon appetite!   Jochen Beranek, Executive…

CROWDS ARE BACK!

Bankwest Stadium Julian Keith, Media & Communications Manager, Bankwest Stadium The cheers, jeers and atmosphere are coming back to Bankwest Stadium this weekend with more than 7000 fans on their way for three separate NRL fixtures. The…

IN PROFILE – JESS GODWIN

Most accountants, financial controllers are . . . well, I guess we don’t like to make assumptions. But Optus Stadium’s Financial Controller Jess Godwin breaks any stereotypical assumptions you may have about accountants. She dances, she…

VENUESL!VE PARTNERS WITH INDUSTRY GREATS ON LEIF

Rebecca Barry, General Manager, Organisational Development, VenuesLive NSW You will have seen a bit in the press recently about the establishment of the Live Event Industry Forum (LEIF). VenuesLive has taken a seat on the LEIF taskforce,…