It was a gourmet affair in September at our newest QLD Peppers property Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, when renowned local chef Matt Golinksi teamed with Peppers Executive Chef Michael Jenkins and Shane Bailey from Noosa Boathouse to officially welcome Peppers to Noosa. Tourism industry identities, meeting and event planners, wholesalers, OTAs and corporate clients were treated to a local produce-led menu featuring spanner crab, Mooloolaba prawns, Gympie beef, Kenilworth yoghurt and Cooloola berries complemented by Vasse Felix wines. The lunch took place on the terrace of View Restaurant – a multi-purpose space accommodating around 100 guests and used for special occasions or weddings - themed in a garden style setting with trestle tables and native flower centre pieces by First Class Functions. The terrace complements the resort’s conference facilities which hold a capacity of 350 delegates or 500 cocktail style – the largest in Noosa. Local food identity Matt Golinski said: “Food and wine is such an intrinsic part of the experience in Noosa and it’s great to have a brand like Peppers here that are so passionate about being involved in local initiatives and creating a great experience for visitors to the region.” GM Steve McPharlin has a firm focus on changes to View Restaurant’s food and beverage offerings: “Locals, guests and delegates can look forward to a menu that combines modern Australian with Japanese and Asian influences. There will be changes to View Restaurant’s décor over the coming months and a new bar set up that will take full advantage of the panoramic views over Laguna Bay.” Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is home to one of the Sunshine Coast regions largest conference and event venues. For more information about its accommodation and conference space, or to register your interest for future famils, please get in touch.