Healthy options, local produce and delicious dishes are the themes across all menus at this year’s World Surf League (WSL) Champion Tour event, the Drug Aware Margaret Rive Pro.
Margaret River Hospitality Group (MRHG) Managing Director Anthony Janssen said that he is delighted to be appointed as the Pro’s official caterer.
“We’ve worked with Surfing WA in the past to cater for the Pro, and it’s great to be working with them again now we own The Common down the road,” Mr Janssen said.
“Our head chef at The Common Rosie Griffiths will lead the catering team at Surfers Point.
“Rosie and I have studied the Instagram accounts of the surfers to see what kind of food they like to eat, which influenced our menu – we want them to enjoy their meals and leave Margaret River with great food memories,” Mr Janssen said.
MRHG will be catering the Surfers Lounge, the VIP Corporate Area, the Café downstairs, and all of Surfing WA’s functions for the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro.
“We’ll be preparing daily breakfast and lunch for about 200 guests in the Surfers Lounge and VIP area alone, a mammoth task, but our team is experienced and well prepared,” Mr Janssen said.
Breakfast will include raw bircher muesli, fruit pots topped with granola and toasted nuts, chia pudding with poached fruits and toasted nuts, fresh pastries and Margaret River woodfired breads.
Lunch options include, Sri Lankan pumpkin curry, Moroccan braised chicken with mint yoghurt and spice and a selection of healthy salads with dessert options to include raw chocolate slice, spiced carrot cake and apple cake.
Head Chef Rosie Griffiths said that catering was designed with nutrition top of mind.
“There’s lots of fresh fruit and natural, healthy options, putting together a menu with food that the surfers actually want,” Ms Griffiths said.
Surfing WA CEO Mark Lane said that the Sponsors Function would be held at the White Elephant Beach Café.
“To have the option to hold functions nearby off site at a venue as fantastic at the White Elephant adds another layer to the event, and I’m sure it’s a venue our sponsors will love just as much as the locals do,” Mr Lane said.
The Common in Gnarabup, has been named Pro HQ and will become the event’s social hub each afternoon adn evening. Special events are planned that include tap-takeovers featuring local craft beer. Check Facebook for the latest news.
The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro is one of 11 WSL CT events in the world starts today, April 8 at Surfers Point, Margaret River.