Workshop to Help Local Businesses Build Culinary Experiences

Food, wine and local produce will again be in the spotlight on the Granite Belt when the Southern Downs Regional Council hosts a workshop dedicated to culinary experiencesin Stanthorpe.

Local tourism and hospitality businesses are invited to attend the ‘Develop your Customer/Visitor Experience’ workshop on Tuesday 1 May at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre.

Organised by Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Unit and facilitated by tourism consultancy DR Tourism, the free workshop is designed to raise awareness of the importance of developing and enhancing experiences in the culinary space.

The workshop will equip participants with the knowledge and tools to build, further develop and promote their own culinary experiences.

Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie said that food, wine and local produce play a vital role in the overall ‘hero experience’ of our region.

“The massive numbers at this year’s Apple and Grape Harvest Festival is testament to the incredible experiences our local food and wine brings both our visitors and residents. 

“This workshop will equip participating businesses with valuable insights into how to create their own signature culinary experience.”

Following the workshop, one-on-one mentoring sessions will be offered to 3 selected participants. These 3 operators will receive 3 x 2 hour mentoring sessions with DR Tourism.

The workshop will be held at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre Supper Room on Tuesday 1 May 2018 from 8.30am – 1:00pm. Morning team is included and admission is free.

All businesses in the region are encouraged to attend as the workshop is for all Southern Downs businesses. This workshop is part of a wider series of workshops for small to medium businesses that will occur across the region this year. If you’re a business owner in Killarney, Warwick, Allora, Maryvale, Leyburn and Karara – this workshop is also for you.

For more information or to register before 24 April, contact Southern Downs Regional Council on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372) or via

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