Steve Sidd’s Catering HQ has secured both the catering contract at Cronulla RSL Club from long-term operator Dedes Waterfront Group and will also be responsible for events at Cronulla Surf Club.
“This is certainly a large, high-volume and highly-regarded venue in the Sutherland Shire,” Sidd says of Cronulla RSL. “We are extremely excited about this long-term contract that has been awarded to Catering HQ and also extremely proud.”
Although the menu will be similar to its other Catering HQ venues, which include Castle Hill RSL, Pittwater RSL, Castle Hill RSL, Lynwood Country Club, The Garden restaurant at Wests Ashfield Leagues, the Cronulla menu will be slightly different “offering a high-end quality product that the Shire deserves”, Sidd says.
Catering HQ no longer operates Bamboo Blossom at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues and has withdrawn from the Mingara Group. Ryde-Eastwood has introduced East West Kitchen as its replacement.
With business partner Albie Aldahawi, the pair will also manage catering for functions at the revamped Cronulla Surf Club, in front of the RSL Club.
“The start date is yet to be confirmed; however, we will start arranging our requirements, so we are well prepared for our bump-in,” he said. Sidd also added that there are a few other projects in the pipeline.
It is busy times for the southern seaside suburb with North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club, further along the beach, applying to install a kiosk and licensed restaurant on the first floor of its new $10 million clubhouse, which is currently under construction. The Sutherland Local Planning Panel will assess an application for the licensed restaurant and outdoor terrace, with a total capacity of 300 people, 196 inside and 104 outside.
Feros Group, which counts local venues The Prince at Kirrawee, Public House, Highfield and Taren Point Hotel in its portfolio, will operate the new build’s first-floor restaurant and its ground-floor kiosk.
Feros is leasing the building from North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club, so is completely separate from the surf club itself which will operate from the building next door.