National Audit Targeting Restaurants, Cafés and Catering

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The Fair Work Ombudsmen (FWO) recently began its national audit of cafes, restaurants and catering businesses to ensure they are complying with Australian minimum wage and record keeping requirements. Up to 1,500 businesses will be targeted – many of these will be given notice, but FWO has warned they will also conduct on-the-spot visits and […]

Menu Surcharge Law Changed in time for Ekka

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The Australian Government has changed the menu surcharge laws in time for the Ekka show holiday on Wednesday 14th August. Previously, café and restaurant owners who charged extra on public holidays and weekends had to create a whole new menu for those days. It has been a point of frustration for hospitality business owners for […]

Winners of Queensland’s 2013 Redmako Latte Artist of the Year Announced

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Redmako is proud to announce the winners of the Redmako Latte Artist of the Year competition, which aimed to encourage, recognise and invest into Queensland’s up and coming hospitality talent. The competition ran over four weeks, from 15 July to 9 August, and saw local youth making their very own creative lattes. The winners were: […]

Coming to a school near you!

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Over the past few weeks Redmako hospitality specialists have been visiting Brisbane high schools for their careers nights and future pathways expos. This began after a few high schools around South East Queensland personally asked Redmako to speak to their students about opportunities in hospitality traineeships. “It’s important to us that QLD students are able […]

Latte Artist Competition

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The first Redmako Latte Artist of the Year competition has been launched in Queensland. Beginning on 15 July and running for four weeks, the competition encourages school students, hospitality trainees and apprentices, and other hospitality workers to demonstrate their latte art skills. To enter, participants simply need to take a photo of their latte art […]

Local named Redmako Latte Artist of the Year

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The first Redmako Latte Artist of the Year competition has been launched in Queensland. Beginning on 15 July and running for four weeks, the competition encourages school students, hospitality trainees and apprentices, and other hospitality workers to demonstrate their latte art skills. To enter, participants simply need to take a photo of their latte art […]

Changes to Minimum Wages in Australia

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has set a 2.6 per cent increase in the minimum wages across Australia and these changes will take effect from July 1, 2013. How will this affect businesses in the hospitality industry? The minimum wage for full time employees in Australia will change as of July 1, 2013. The current […]

Latest hospitality news update for QLD

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The latest episode of Redmako TV, released on 4 September, contains important information for all hospitality businesses in Queensland – from cafes and restaurants to takeaway stores and mobile food vans – regarding law changes around menus. It then looks at an industry first worldwide, and how a breakthrough in science technology could impact hospitality […]

Fine Food Queensland

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On 13-15 April 2014, Queensland hospitality professionals will have the opportunity to delight their senses and grow their business’s potential at Fine Food Queensland. Over 6,500 industry professionals are expected to attend the event to see the showcase of local produce, hear from leading chefs and other well-known hospitality figures, join in the discussions about […]