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Who Are We?

Since 2014, we have been serving the finest cuisine at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, providing memorable dining experiences surrounded by exotic gardens and wildlife from around the world.

We are a member of Restaurant Associates, a global group of award-winning chefs and catering specialists known for their focus on quality, originality and sustainability. Our menus are crafted by the celebrated Tom Craig-Moonie to complement and enhance the natural setting and elegant function rooms in which they are shared. We prepare our food onsite daily, sourcing ingredients from local producers to ensure each bite is distinctive and delectable.

 

Angela Murphy
Angela Murphy Sales & Marketing Manager

Angela leads our expert team with a focus on delivering exceptional customer service. Combining her considerable sales and event experience, she has organised outstanding events for a wide range of clients over her long and prosperous career. Angela’s wealth of knowledge and attention to detail ensures that your event will be an affair that is remembered for years to come.

Emma Eastmond
Emma Eastmond Event Sales Executive

It is Emma’s positive and enthusiastic attitude, along with her extensive experience in event operations and coordination, that has ensured her ongoing success. She prides herself on her ability to consider every detail needed to execute an event seamlessly, so that her clients can simply enjoy the moment. Emma’s diligent work ethic guarantees that your next event, whether it is a wedding, birthday or corporate day, will be planned to perfection.

Kirstin Butterworth
Kirstin Butterworth Event Coordinator

Kirstin is a natural when it comes to the wedding and events industry. Her positive and enthusiastic attitude along with her extensive experience in both event operations and coordination has helped contribute to her ongoing success. Kirstin prides herself on her attention to detail and strives to execute all aspects of her events seamlessly so that her clients can enjoy the moment.

Travis Poznachowski
Travis Poznachowski Event Coordinator

Travis is a dynamic, driven professional possessing over seven years’ experience in state governing bodies, sports & not for profit industries in event management. He has strong customer service skills and is meticulous with all details of his events to ensure a smooth operation for your next conference, dinner or family day. Travis is hardworking and takes enormous pride in his work to guarantee all of his events will be coordinated efficiently so his clients can have a relaxing and enjoyable time.

Angela leads our expert team with a focus on delivering exceptional customer service. Combining her considerable sales and event experience, she has organised outstanding events for a wide range of clients over her long and prosperous career. Angela’s wealth of knowledge and attention to detail ensures that your event will be an affair that is remembered for years to come.

It is Emma’s positive and enthusiastic attitude, along with her extensive experience in event operations and coordination, that has ensured her ongoing success. She prides herself on her ability to consider every detail needed to execute an event seamlessly, so that her clients can simply enjoy the moment. Emma’s diligent work ethic guarantees that your next event, whether it is a wedding, birthday or corporate day, will be planned to perfection.

Kirstin is a natural when it comes to the wedding and events industry. Her positive and enthusiastic attitude along with her extensive experience in both event operations and coordination has helped contribute to her ongoing success. Kirstin prides herself on her attention to detail and strives to execute all aspects of her events seamlessly so that her clients can enjoy the moment.

Travis is a dynamic, driven professional possessing over seven years’ experience in state governing bodies, sports & not for profit industries in event management. He has strong customer service skills and is meticulous with all details of his events to ensure a smooth operation for your next conference, dinner or family day. Travis is hardworking and takes enormous pride in his work to guarantee all of his events will be coordinated efficiently so his clients can have a relaxing and enjoyable time.

Testimonials

“Guests felt relaxed throughout the day, Emma was fantastic in talking the groom and groomsman as well as the bride and bridesmaids throughout their arrivals and the days running.

Staff were amazing attending to every guests needs and requests! Loved every bite taken of the food. Overall we all had a fantastic day, we couldn’t have asked for a better day!

We would do it all over again at the zoo if we had to!”

- Robert C

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“I feel blessed this dream has come true. Just a big thank you to all who helped – especially our wedding co-ordinator Emma Eastmond – she’s fantastic and extremely caring and attentive.

She made the day run so smoothly and we could not have done it without her. My husband and I are extremely appreciative.”

- Natalie S

“Everything turned out perfectly, the food was great and service was excellent from everyone involved. The clients all had a blast and was great to be able to relax and know your service team had everything under control.”

- Alexandra D

“Everything moved effortlessly through the program, everything on time. No hassles. Everything was superb.

I couldn’t speak highly enough about the standard of food, staff and organisation.”

- Jo K

“Location was a great setting for our wedding. The animal experiences made for very unique wedding photos and set the scene for a fun and relaxed event.

Having everything at one location was a bonus. The venue was everything we wanted: a garden wedding, central to CBD, and amongst nature.”

- Kate W

Zoo Events Portfolio

“The meeting went incredibly well, and I’ve received a lot of positive feedback about the catering and the room set up. Everyone was very impressed with the delicious food.

I really appreciated their professionalism which
meant I could focus on making other aspects of the meeting run smoothly.”

- Chris H

“It was a great day and I want to commend your staff at the reception they were absolutely wonderful the service was outstanding.

I have never had service so expertly done every one of the guests commented how great your staff were.”

- Alan B