The now award-winning restaurant at Cape Schanck resort.

CAPE restaurant at RACV’s Cape Schanck Resort – recently featured in Club Management Magazine – has picked up two major awards at the 2022 Vic & Tas Australia Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

CAPE was a winner in the Premium Dining category and was also awarded Restaurant of the Year – Regional. The RACV resort recently appointed Jordan Clavaron, a French chef with Michelin-star lineage, to ramp up the menu.

RACV Cape Schanck Resort Manager, Dean Newell said the two awards were a great result for the region.

“We are honoured to be part of the awards program and to be nominated amongst some of the industry’s best,” he said. “The team are incredibly proud to be recognised for their work and to be named Restaurant of the Year – Regional.”

RACV Executive General Manager Leisure, Craig Peachey said it was a significant achievement for the team and puts Cape Restaurant on the ‘must do’ list for those wanting an exceptional dining experience.

“This award is wonderful recognition of the exceptional experience the team are delivering now that we’re able to operate CAPE Restaurant,” he said.

The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently-judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state. More than 130 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged in over 45 categories.

The awards are the only program in Australia where the judging criteria is determined by consumers, who rank what is important to them in the dining experience. The awards are then determined by independent judges who anonymously visit the venues. 

“RACV’s Cape Schanck Resort should be immensely proud of this win,” Restaurant and Catering Industry Association CEO Belinda Clarke said. “The past two years have been incredibly tough for the entire hospitality industry in Australia but success stories like this show how far hard work can take you. With the right mix of staff, products, produce and service, the results can be extraordinary.”

RACV’s CAPE restaurant has also recently appointed Jordan Clavaron, a French chef with Michelin -star lineage, to ramp up the menu.

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