New Goldfields Chef delivers refreshed menu

Monday 15 April 2019

Goldfields Café & Bar’s new Chef de Cuisine, Crystal Jones joins Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) with a wealth of experience.

Crystal completed her apprenticeship at Melbourne’s three hat restaurant, Vue De Monde, where she then moved to London and worked at the two Michelin star restaurant, Tom Aikens.

In 2010, Crystal moved to Bahrain to work at the Al Rawdha Palace for the royal family. As the Chef de Cuisine of the Official Residence she was responsible for the catering requirements for His Majesty Shaikh Hamad Al Khalifa, with eight kitchens and 70 chefs.  

Most recently Crystal was at the helm of the RACV's flagship members dining room as Chef de Cuisine for the past five years. During this time she was awarded ‘Chef of the year 2017’ by Community Clubs Victoria. 

Crystal prides herself on producing innovative classical cuisine while leading the charge of female chefs in Melbourne.

With Crystal’s new arrival, the Goldfields Café & Bar menu has been refreshed to reflect seasonal flavours and offer the very best of Victoria’s suppliers.

New items include: the Goldfields Bruschetta showcasing heirloom Yarra Valley tomatoes; crisp fried parsley crumbed flat head and a 250g sirloin steak cooked to order.

Whether you’re attending an exhibition, or in between meetings, we know how important it is to maximise your time in our spaces. Goldfield’s menu has been tailored to offer quick and easy food options at any time of day. A new addition to the Goldfields lunch menu is the express lunch, offering a main and a glass of wine for $20.   

For those after something sweet, cannoli with whipped ricotta, chocolate chips and pistachio or passionfruit and coconut panna cotta with raspberries, will hit the spot.

Goldfields Café & Bar
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria, 3006
+61 3 9235 8917

Operating hours:
Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm

Note: weekends and opening hours can be extended based on events held at MCEC. Our online booking with valid opening hours is updated six weeks in advance.

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