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A recipe for success - Alessandro and Anna Pavoni visit the Hunter Valley this Spring

Alessandro and Anna Pavoni - The Ormeggio Group

Alessandro and Anna Pavoni - The Ormeggio Group

Restaurateurs Alessandro and Anna Pavoni are set to bring their passion for the hospitality industry to the Hunter for this year’s Hunter Culinary Association (HCA) Spring Seasonal Lunch to be held at the acclaimed Margan Restaurant in Broke.

The highly-regarded husband-and-wife team operate four successful Sydney venues: Ormeggio at the Spit, Via Alta, Sotto Sopra and Chiosco by Ormeggio and are famed in the industry for their passion and dedication.

Alessandro will give guests a rare opportunity to see Italian cuisine prepared by one of the industry’s best. Always generous with his knowledge, Alessandro’s love of contemporary flavours, techniques and textures, combined with a passion for safeguarding Italian culinary culture, are an unforgettable combination.

He will be joined by his partner and wife Anna, a founding board member of Women in Hospitality and a highly-regarded force in the industry. Anna will share her back of house experiences across four venues, her passion for customer service, what she has learned about the hospitality industry, and the ‘business of business’.  Italian culinary culture is close to Anna’s heart, as is her passion for educating others in what she sees as a central part of her role as a restaurateur. 

The spring seasonal lunch is the second being hosted by the Hunter Culinary Association (HCA) in 2018 and will be held at the award-winning, one-hatted Margan Restaurant on Monday, 12 November. Following Alessandro’s cooking demonstration, Margan head chef Thomas Boyd will prepare a three-course lunch, which will be served with a premium selection of Margan wines.

HCA Chairman Gus Maher said the spring seasonal lunch was always a highly-anticipated event.

‘Alessandro and Anna have an incredible depth of invaluable industry knowledge and experience that can only be learned and accumulated through hard work, passion and dedication – not to mention talent and a love for Italian cuisine,’ he said. 

‘HCA workshops are aimed at educating apprentices, members and guests about the new trends, produce and technology being used in the industry and Alessandro is well-known for his passion for imparting his knowledge and developing young talent. 

‘It is an opportunity for our guest chefs to share their knowledge, talent, experience and passion with local apprentices, members and guests.  This type of industry exposure can make a huge difference to a young chef’s career development and the HCA is passionate about guiding and empowering the regions young and aspiring chefs through mentoring and guidance. ‘


Date: 12 November 2017.

Time: 1130am – 3pm.

Location: Margan Restaurant, Broke.

Cost: $100 for HCA members, $130 for non-members and $30 for apprentice chefs. 

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Christina Atherton