At the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre we have incorporated COVID Safe principles into our Food Safety Management Systems and been recertified to ISO 22000 Food Safety Management Standards. This ensures we meet and exceed current health and safety guidelines to deliver a truly refined, fresh and Queensland first menu. Our menus have been engineered to accommodate current service regulations.
Savour the local flavours of Queensland produce
This menu celebrates the vibrancy, diversity and flavour of Queensland’s fabulous fresh produce.
Our Chefs believe that there’s nowhere better than Queensland for access to the widest variety of fresh seasonal produce, and that is why our philosophy here at BCEC is so focussed on heathy, sustainable options that celebrate all things local on a plate.
In this menu we put the spotlight on our urban farmers, telling the story of a growing agriculture trend that addresses the issues of food security, sustainability and the challenges of extreme climate change conditions, across a variety of products.
It is our Queensland farmers and growers on whom we relied during these past two years when faced with food shortages and transport issues and we are proud to say we now source even more local produce today from those providores who share our passion.
This menu reflects the passion and dedication of our very talented team of Chefs.
BCEC is proud to be an #eatqld partner promoting Queensland produce and supporting local growers.
With 20% – 30% of all meals today the subject of dietary requests, it is an increasing challenge for any event planner. We’re tackling the growing trend head on by engineering our menus to include more choices than ever for vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free and vegan requirements.
The Centre caters for all dietary requirements, allergens, religious and lifestyle choices. Every individual special dietary request is expertly handled by the kitchen. The Executive Chef and the Centre’s systems and quality assurance specialists have received training in the identification, handling and labelling of all allergens.
In Queensland we are blessed to be able to access an abundance of the best quality fresh local produce. Our famous seafood is sourced from the pristine waters of the Sunshine Coast and Hervey Bay coastal areas.
Our fresh fruit and vegetables are sourced from Stanthorpe, Gympie and from around Queensland’s Scenic Rim and the of course the Lockyer Valley, one of the top ten most fertile farming areas in the world and often referred to as ‘Australia’s salad bowl’.
Our home grown beef comes from the famous farming areas of the Darling Downs, Kilcoy and Dalby.
The Centre is committed to sourcing local fresh produce from Queensland depending on seasonal and environmental conditions and will travel Australia-wide to secure the very best produce if not available in Queensland.
Our entire food philosophy is based on sourcing product from local suppliers where and whenever possible. We have a passion for quality and being sustainable in everything we do and how we go about our business.
Our sustainability work practices in the kitchens are across the board, reducing water waste, energy efficiency and reducing waste to landfill. Our ultimate goal is to have zero food waste and to this end the Centre has installed an organic waste food dehydrator which reduces the total volume of collected food waste by 85% producing a dry nutrient rich biomass which is used as a soil enhancer for Brisbane’s Roma Street and South Bank Parklands.
The Centre’s kitchens are at the forefront of our community activities including donating more than 140,000 prepared meals to Foodbank to help feed Brisbane’s homeless.
Buy Queensland First
BCEC is proud to be listed as a business on the Queensland Government Food and Beverage Supplier Directory.