Curtin Student Guild News

Media Release: Guild owned sushi wins national award

Posted By Nicole Lau on 14/06/2017

Curtin Student Guild has received the “Best New Food and Beverage offering or concept” award in Canberra at the The Tertiary Access Group (TAG) annual CampusLink conference.

The TAG awards recognise excellence, engagement and leading initiatives in the Australian tertiary services sector.

The Guild’s winning concept “SushiMe” has a strong focus on authentic, fresh and seasonal produce which has proven to be a winning combination for the Guild.

“For SushiMe to win this award is a great way to pay recognition to the staff in the kitchen who are passionate and dedicated to their work”, said Executive Chef Christophe Jerome.

In its conception, SushiMe was pitched by the Food and Beverage team to the student representatives as stakeholders who embraced the project and made it an election promise in late 2015 and established in 2016.

Last year, the award winning SushiMe sold well over 120 000 units and has been incredibly well received on campus across the six Guild owned outlets.

Boasting a tag line of “Made fresh daily on campus”, the Guild take their sushi seriously and have employed professional sushi chefs who work throughout the day from an open plan kitchen in the Main Café.

“Customers are now able to see where their sushi is made and who is making it. It adds a whole new dimension to the food the Guild provides on campus,” said Food and Beverage Manager Kelli Edwards.

“In the past we had been unsatisfied with the quality of the sushi from external providers and the cost so we took this step as part of an ongoing strategy to continually create new food experiences for students, staff and visitors,” said Kelli.

Media Contact

Kelli Edwards
Food and Beverage Manager
k.edwards@guild.curtin.edu.au
9266 2900

CAPTION: One of the SushiMe Chefs, Takahisa Kawakami and some of the award winning sushi.