Alistair Waddell

HM Awards Success

HM Awards Success

I was only one member of the Hamilton Island community excited to be at the Sydney Town Hall attending the 2012 HM (Hotel Management) Awards. There were nine others at the table eagerly awaiting the results for the 12 categories that Hamilton Island was finalists in, with another 1000 awaiting text messages in the north. [...]

On Shore Events at Hamilton Island Race Week

On Shore Events at Hamilton Island Race Week

Can you have too much of a good thing? Nah! Half way through Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and the on-shore events program has been full on. Saturday started with a beautiful morning on the water before the Wild Oats Ladies Lunch, with guest Terry Biviano, and then the Collette Dinnigan Parade that night. Guest [...]

Tea Smoked Quail, Pork Jowl, Seeds, Sweet Corn and Jamon Iberico

Tea Smoked Quail, Pork Jowl, Seeds, Sweet Corn and Jamon Iberico

With access to some of the world’s highest quality ingredients and fresh produce and the creative inspiration of the Great Barrier Reef, it environs and climate, Hamilton Island offers an elegant variety of dining experiences. In the August 2012 edition of Reef Magazine, Hamilton Island’s new Executive Chefs share their current favourite creations. qualia – [...]

Food Glorious Food – Australia’s Finest Chefs

Food Glorious Food – Australia’s Finest Chefs

I can’t wait for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Yes, the racing will be great, and the boats will be beautiful, but I’m talking about the food! Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is Australia’s biggest offshore yachting regatta and attracts both top yachties and weekend cruisers. It also tempts top chefs to abandon their restaurants [...]

Stars of the Whitsundays

Stars of the Whitsundays

I’m probably biased, but what a great cover the Hamilton Island on the current issue of HM Magazine. Hotel Management Magazine popped up to talk to qualia General Manager Michael Shah, qualia Executive Chef Alistair Waddell, Hamilton Island CEO Glenn Bourke, and Island Concierge Leni Fries. HM wanted to know why Hamilton Island is one [...]

Guillaume Brahimi at Great Barrier Feast

Guillaume Brahimi at Great Barrier Feast

Guillaume Brahimi is an absolute gentleman and a wonderful story teller – and a good cook to boot! The Great Barrier Feast last weekend was fantastic. The master classes were informative and entertaining, and both dinners were outstanding. I’m not sure how it usually works in Sydney at Guillaume at Bennelong, but up here in [...]

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