COLIN FASSNIDGE NAMED CULINARY AMBASSADOR FOR 2022 SYDNEY EVEREST CARNIVAL
July 12, 2022
The Australian Turf Club welcomes esteemed chef Colin Fassnidge as the official Culinary Ambassador for the world-famous Sydney Everest Carnival (17 September – 5 November) at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens.
The charismatic Irishman is well known for his appearances on Channel 7’s hit series My Kitchen Rules (MKR), the upcoming hosting of Australia’s Kitchen Nightmares, and popular bistro’s Banksia and The Castlereagh by Fassnidge. In his role with the ATC he will curate bespoke menus for a number of exciting world-class spring racedays and events, collaborating with ATC’s multi award-winning hospitality team led by Group Executive Chef Gerry Maher.
Fassnidge’s signature dishes can be experienced at Royal Randwick’s The Conservatory within The Estate- a modern and luxurious trackside precinct with spectacular views of the track across Silver Eagle Day (October 8) and Cup Day featuring The Big Dance (November 1), creating the ultimate raceday and culinary experience.
Guests can also be treated to a sumptuous three-course meal by Fassnidge for the notable Everest Carnival Fashion Lunch on Thursday 6 October at Royal Randwick and the Fabrics of Multicultural Australia (FOMA) Fashion Lunch on Golden Eagle Day, Saturday 29 October at Rosehill Gardens, where Colin will also make a special guest appearance.
Trained by renown French Chef Raymond Blanc, Fassnidge moved to Australia in 1999 and secured key roles at some of Sydney’s most acclaimed restaurants. He was Executive Chef of two-hatted restaurants The Four in Hand Dining Room and 4Fourteen before adding TV hosting to his repertoire, when he first joined My Kitchen Rules as a guest judge.
Fassnidge was originally appointed as ATC’s Culinary Ambassador for the 2020 Autumn Racing Carnival however the partnership was shortened due to the COVID pandemic and cancellation of a number of events, which adds to the level of anticipation and enthusiasm to bring planned menus and events to life.
“To work with the Australian Turf Club again at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens and finally bring to life our great menus with a few seasonal twists for customers is fantastic.
“My style of food is comforting and flavoursome so I hope that will add to the celebrations and gatherings with family and friends at this year’s Sydney Everest Carnival,” said Fassnidge.
Melinda Madigan, ATC Executive General Manager of Commercial said that as the Australian Turf Club prepares to welcome back the biggest Sydney Spring Carnival since pre-covid 2019, Colin’s appointment is another exciting layer to the trackside culinary and event experience.
“In addition to world-class racing, fashion, and entertainment, food is an essential ingredient in Sydney’s unique Carnival story. A collaboration with renown chef Colin Fassnidge as Culinary Ambassador for the Sydney Everest Carnival is another exciting layer to our guest experience,” said Ms Madigan.
“Colin will complement ATC’s award-winning hospitality led by Group Executive Chef Gerry Maher to deliver superior hospitality across the eight-week Carnival at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens.”
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