Gosford Race Club to do in-house catering

After years of outsourcing the catering functions at the Gosford Race Club, a restructure of the Club’s hospitality and events operations has seen the catering come in house. 

“Catering operations are an important component of any successful hospitality and events business, and I am confident that the changes we have made to our business structure will lead to increased revenue opportunities, both on race days and in particular on non-race day events”, said Gosford Race Club CEO Mr James Heddo. After an extensive process undertaken by local Human Resources Company The Footprint Group, the Gosford Race Club has employed Gylnn Haslam as its new hospitality and events manager. “Gylnn comes to Gosford Race Club with many years’ experience in the hospitality field, including the last 12 years as the food and beverage manager at Ipswich Turf Club,” said Mr Heddo.

The changes to the catering operation are part of the new strategic direction being undertaken by the Club that includes a large redevelopment of the facilities. “The Gosford Race Club precinct is a unique venue, offering a multi-purpose entertainment facility that can be used all year round for such diverse events as weddings and conferences plus infield concerts and events for up to 10,000 patrons,” said Mr Heddo.

“Many organisations face a point where they have to transform themselves to remain relevant, and Gosford Race Club has decided to address fundamental shifts in community awareness with innovation and new strategies. “Just revitalising our facilities does not guarantee business success, and it’s imperative that we ensure organisational capabilities and resources are aligned with the Club’s strategic direction,” he said.

Email, 11 Jul 2014 
Rochelle Barker, 
Gosford Racing