ELMORE’S Copper Kettle has cooked up a storm and has been nominated for a 2019 Golden Plate Award.
The award recognises excellence in hospitality in regional Victoria and is based on reviews conducted without notice by two or more independent expert judges.
Owners Brian McGinley and Renee Phillips were thrilled to receive the nomination.
‘‘We’re honoured to be recognised for bringing our style of food to country Victoria. We specialise in contemporary Australian and European classics,’’ said Renee, who is also the chef within the business.
Renee makes everything but the sourdough bread in-house, and sources as much local produce as possible.
‘‘We proudly use Kean’s free-range eggs and Jonesy’s Dairy Fresh milk. All our meat comes from Cottam’s Family Butchers in Rochester. We also cater for a range of dietary requirements.’’
‘‘My cooking is inspired by world food. I’m passionate about bringing diverse dishes to our customers and I change the menu seasonally to enable this.’’
Having opened in February 2018, Copper Kettle has earned a loyal following, with customers travelling from far and wide to enjoy the all-day breakfast and ever-changing cakes, biscuits and slices.
Copper Kettle generously supports a range of local community groups, including supplying half-time oranges for every netball home game, providing the Elmore Under 17 footballers with new training balls, and donating proceeds from the sale of Anzac biscuits to the Elmore RSL.
The first round of judging has taken place, with the winners to be announced in November.