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Our Award Winning Food

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre kitchen, headed by Executive Chef Garry Kindred, boasts a team of internationally experienced chefs who bring their experience and expertise together to provide clients with innovative menus and exceptional style of service like no other.

Recognised as a world leader within the industry, the Centre uses state of the art technology coupled with culinary expertise to deliver multi-national, award-winning cuisine.

Our kitchen is about changing the thinking of conventions and catering alike – offering a personalised approach to contemporary a la carte style cuisine tailored to each client's taste. Our exquisite menu choices are carefully crafted by our team of experienced chefs to guarantee quality across every event.

Fresh not only in local produce, but flavours and fusions that are not only on trend, but create memorable gastronomic experiences remembered long after the event has ended. From micro herbs, to fruit and vegetables and seafood – with at least 85% of our menu items locally grown and sourced, the Gold Coast is literally delivered from paddock to your plate with love.

As industry and consumers continue to change, we aim to be in the forefront of innovation by ensuring our clients receive an unforgettable dining experience, right down to the very last detail.

Download our latest menu compendiums using the links below or contact us to discuss how best to tailor your choices to deliver the ultimate event success.

 

What Our Clients Say

I have conducted two major formal dinners at GCCEC for approx 700 people each time, the more recent of these being held in March 2015. I am completely satisfied with all aspects of working with GCCEC and their performance in presenting our function. They were completely professional and were willing to do things exactly the way I wanted them done, even meeting some unusual requirements. When I requested to make layout changes only hours before the dinner the request was accommodated immediately and with professional ease. The dinner was an alternate drop three course full service meal with drinks package, and it was without a doubt the best formal dinner I have ever attended. I have managed many similar dinners in the past but this dinner achieved by far the best result, it was the easiest to organise and to then manage on the night. Our GCCEC functions manager was a competent and willing professional who achieved an absolutely flawless event. I am still trying to understand how the catering staff were able to prepare almost 700 perfectly cooked and presented meals and get them to the tables whilst still hot. An excellent event perfectly presented by cheerful and competent professional staff.

Bruce Schmidtchen
Chairman, 5RAR Assoc Inc 50th Anniversary Reunion Committee

We have held our major event, the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF), at the GCCEC on six occasions since it opened in 2004. Through holding our event at the GCCEC we have established a terrific relationship with the venue. Each and every staff member works tirelessly to ensure that our event is run to the highest calibre. Any task, no matter how little or large is undertaken to ensure our expectations are met and our event is delivered successfully.

AIST Events Team

It’s the small things that make such a big difference. My organisation has held its conference annually at GCCEC since 2008, during which I’ve experienced unparalleled service. I continue to be amazed by the dedication, friendliness and professionalism of all staff – be it sales and event management to back of house and floor staff. They know my event inside and out, making the experience seamless. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every conference I’ve held here!

Marika MacKenzie
Communications Manager, Optometry Queensland Northern Territory

You guys did it again! It is such a pleasure to work with a dedicated, proactive and friendly team. Your can-do attitude, your attention to detail and your willingness to try something new all help to make our lives easier and to keep our event fresh and interesting. Once again, the food was superb and the level of service provided by everyone at the centre was exceptional.

Julie Hood
Director Events Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

There is no doubt that next time we need to be ‘creative’ on the Gold Coast; the GCCEC is the only venue we’d choose. No matter how difficult or unusual our demands prior to the event, nothing proved impossible for you and during the conference your professionalism and attention to detail ensured that everything ran without a hitch enabling us to focus properly on the job in hand. Last, but not least, the catering was superb!

Greg O’Neil
General Manager - Rural Merchandise CRT Rural Supplies