Chef Colin Fassnidge (right) with fellow ClubsNSW Perfect Plate ambassador Manu Feildel, has resumed his role as ATC Culinary Ambassador. Picture: Gregg Porteous

The Australian Turf Club has appointed celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge its official Culinary Ambassador for the Sydney Everest Carnival at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens. The role adds to his existing ambassadorship of ClubsNSW’s Perfect Plate awards, alongside fellow chef Manu Feildel, and his City Tatts offering The Castlereagh by Fassnidge.

The charismatic Irishman is also well known for his appearances on Channel 7’s hit series My Kitchen Rules and will also host the forthcoming Australia’s Kitchen Nightmares. 

The ATC says Fassnidge will curate bespoke menus for a number of exciting world-class spring racedays and events, collaborating with ATC’s award-winning hospitality team led by Group Executive Chef Gerry Maher.

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 the cancellation of a number of events.

“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,” Colin says. “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.”

Melinda Madigan, Executive General Manager of Commercial said that as it 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 renowned chef Colin Fassnidge as Culinary Ambassador for the Sydney Everest Carnival is another exciting layer to our guest experience,” Melinda says.

“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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