Chef’s Pop-Up on the Up & Up

Restaurant

For a while Toronto Country Club‘s kitchen and dining room was quiet, dark and gloomy with only a glimpse of presence by the lady golfers once or twice a week. 20180324_182033

Cue, Dean Jackson. The same Executive Chef who was recently announced as a competitor in the ClubsNSW Chef’s Table 2018 competition. The same Executive Chef who delivers superb Seafood  at Indulge Dining and a successful burger destination, James Street Burgers all within the Toronto Workers Club premises. Dean has now turned Toronto Country Club into monthly pop-up restaurant destination with it’s own wait list.

20180421_182102With the assistance of Kaycee Conboy, Food, Beverage and Events Manager, and Peter Hansen, Golf Club Manager, the kitchen and dining room was ‘dusted off’ and given an inviting atmosphere.

Fine dining was launched in February this year with your choice of a two or three course dinner. Including Pan Seared Scallops for entree, Sirloin Steak with Truffle Mash for main and our house made Dark Chocolate Tart with Candied Hazlenuts for dessert.

The first pop-up dining service gave Dean the fresh ingredients he needed to provide ongoing monthly restaurants. Since then menus have included some of Dean’s finer dishes including his Beetroot & Vodka Cured Salmon, Wild Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Oil and the introduction of the Club’s very first Degustation evening.

To date, each restaurant evening has served full capacity with ongoing wait lists of diners eagerly awaiting someone else’s last minute cancellations.

Are you hungry yet? Toronto Country Club’s Pop-Up Restaurants are announced via the Club Website and Facebook Events. Here you can locate dates, menus and details to make your reservation.

If you’ve got any special dietary requirements or suffer from allergies, please contact Kaycee Conboy by phoning (02) 49592011. All other restaurant bookings can be made in person at the Country Club Main Bar or by phoning Peter Hansen on (02) 49591584.

We look forward to feeding your appetites.

The Pop-Up Team from Toronto Country Club.

 

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Active Kids: Golf

Active KidsIn January this year, the NSW Government announced its brand new Active Kids Program and Rebate. From January 31, parents guardians and carers of school children can apply for a $100 voucher to use for costs associated with sports and fitness. In conjunction with the NSW Government, Toronto Country Club is a proud Active Kids Provider.

What Does This Mean? From 1 April 2018, Sub-Junior Golf Memberships of Toronto Country Club (under 18 years of age) are accepted under the Active Kids Program.

How Do I Claim My Rebate? All you have to do is Follow This Link, search under Golf in Toronto 2283 and complete the online application. This will provide you with your voucher details. Once you’ve received those details, bring them into Club Reception and join your young one up for a Sub-Junior Golf Membership ($100).

What is a Sub-Junior Golf Membership? Our Sub-Junior Golf Membership is the allocated category that applies to any one aged under 18 years (male or female) who wishes to learn, develop and participate in golf as a sport. This will allocate Toronto Country Club as their home club for golf.

What’s Included in a Sub-Junior Golf Membership? Your keen golfer will receive a Golf Link number (this is the Australian national computerised handicapping service which records the golfers handicaps for competition), membership discount on all green, social golf and competition fees and the ability to play in all club Golf Competitions, Events, Annual Pro-Am and Tournaments.

Our Sub-Junior Golf Membership gives your young keen golfer access to PGA Golf Professionals (Nathan Green & Darren Green are our resident pros), access to a professional Pro-Shop, Golf Technology Centre, Clinics, Lessons, Advanced Junior Golfers and much more.

How Do I Apply? After you’ve received your Active Kids Program Voucher, bring your child to either Toronto Country Club to see Peter Hansen, or Toronto Workers Club to see Club Reception. We will join you up on the spot. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

Golf forms a large part of our Club and we’d love to meet your keen golfer and assist them in progressing to the next level or learn to enjoy and respect the game of golf itself. Other Golf Membership categories are also open if you’d like to play, participate or learn.

For further membership conditions or more information on Golf at Toronto Country Club, please Visit our Website or email Peter Hansen (peterh@torontoworkersclub.com.au) . We’d love to have you and your little golfers as part of our team.

Happy Golfing!

Toronto Workers Club – Toronto Country Club
Active Kids Program Provider

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2017 Team of Excellence

At a recent Toronto Workers Club team meeting, CEO Mark Singleton announced 2017’s year of excellence. Focusing not only on the company’s success, but on the service and dedication delivered by the team.

In 2016, we adopted a Rewards & Recognition program that would see team members earn points throughout 2017 based on the Club’s core values – customer, leadership, integrity, community, change and spirit. Each time a team member shows initiative or goes above and beyond, points would be rewarded by Duty Managers and the Leadership team. Coming to the end of the year the top ranked team members could apply for “2017 Employee of the Year”. This would earn them a 5 night Gold Coast holiday including flights and accommodation.

Mark announced our 2017 Employee of the Year, Elyse Millen. Elyse finished top of the Rewards & Recognition leader board with a massive 1250 points. Mark recognised Elyse’s ability to consistently uphold the company’s values while participating in Club themed dress up days, volunteering at our Annual Kids Christmas Party and completing all her compulsory training on time.

 

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Mark Singleton & Elyse Millen

The CEO’s Staff Excellence Award was rewarded to Bruce Stephens. “Bruce always comes in the Club leaving hardships of life behind him and presents himself to everybody at any given time, making him an outstanding staff person”, Mark described as thoroughly deserving.

A special mention was then given to Blake Collins for his consistent smile, happy outlook and dedication to his role within the company. Mark described how Blake made his boxing day a pleasure with his positive attitude.

The final award, CEO’s Management Award was rewarded to Jasmin Godwin for her ongoing contribution and dedication to the company earning her a career advancement as a Manager of the Club.

Collectively the Toronto Workers Club Group team is strong, motivated and dedicated to not only their workplace, but to each other.

This Year’s Gift of Giving

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Staff & Volunteers of the John Hunter Children’s Hospital with Jenna Dalley of Toronto Workers Club

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and Club renovations, our Gift of Giving Christmas Tree was again the main feature of Club Reception. Today, several large Christmas gift bags full of goodies were delivered to the John Hunter Children’s Hospital.

 

Each bag contained an assortment of toys, headphones, books, teddy bears and toiletries. Each and every single item was donated by Club Members, Visitors, Staff, Management and Directors.

Jenna Dalley, Clerical Specialist and Christine Wenta, Marketing Manager filled the car, acting on Santa’s behalf to personally deliver the gifts.

A feeling of warmth and love met Jenna and Christine at the entrance to the hospital. Four trolleys, one staff member and three volunteers later, the gifts were inside the Children’s Hospital.

IMG_4979“Just this year, 50,000 children have been admitted into the John Hunter Children’s hospital for a variety of reasons”, explained Kiera Wray, Fundraising Officer (Children, Young People and Families Health Services). “We never have too many gifts to give away. We always like to give gifts for Christmas, Birthdays, to help children smile during recovery or even be able to give the parents some toiletries when unexpected accidents happen. Every donation, toy, toiletry, book, or set of headphones assists in improving a child’s recovery or parents time during a stay”.

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While the feeling of warmth and love was present, there was definitely a feeling of comfort knowing the Club and those that participated with the gift of giving, had been able to assist in providing some relief, smiles and happiness. Not just over Christmas, but throughout the year when times can also be tough.

 

We want to thank every one who took the time to shop, wrap and donate to our “Gift of Giving”. Your ongoing involvement in the Club’s Community Support program will be cherished by those you don’t know and who don’t know you. And that is the absolute meaning of “The Gift of Giving”.

Merry Christmas to you all,
Toronto District Workers Club
www.torontoworkers.com.au

Blue & Beanies

MHF FundraiserThis year, Mark Hughes and some fellow mates will be trekking Mt. Everest. Why? To raise funds for the Mark Hughes Foundation to continue their tackle against brain cancer.

Each year, Mark and some well known mates, like Paul “Chief” Harrigan, conquer something amazing to assist in the ongoing fundraising for the foundation. Last year, a team took on the Kokoda Coast to Coast Challenge (Bike – Trek – Bike) from 6 to 16 June. The challenge brought fears, tears, injuries, laughter, smile and accomplishment. It also raised a large sum for the Mark Hughes Foundation. So, this year it’s Everest.

And we’re helping!

We’ve launched our very own “$ for $” Mark Hughes Foundation fundraising campaign, which will donated in support of their Mt. Everest Trek. Don’t get me wrong, funds raised will not cover their costs, flights, or gear, it will be wholeheartedly, 100% donated to MHF.

IMG_4671The Club has set up a donation point in the foyer for all those who wish to donate, any amount. We’ve even got beanies for sale. If you missed out before, you can now purchase one from Reception. Which leads me to the whole point of this blog…’Blue & Beanies’ day.

On Friday 18 and Saturday 19 August, the Club will be allowing Staff, Management, Directors, Members and Guests to wear their MHF beanies in the Club, they’ll also be dressed in blue, to assist in raising awareness of our campaign and the “brain cancer tackle”.

Every dollar that is dropped into our donation point, every dollar calculated from the sale of beanies, will be totalled for the Club to match. In short, whatever the members, guests and staff have donated and raised, will double when the Club adds in its own donation. 

If you’d like to assist MHF and the Club in tackling brain cancer, you can visit us in Club, head to our website or go direct via the MHF everyday hero page for Mt. Everest.

The Toronto Workers Club $ for $ campaign will end Saturday 7 October 2017.

Christine Wenta
Marketing Manager
Toronto Workers Club Group

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Party like a Pirate

Pirate Playland

IMG_0534Setting sail from the cove of Toronto Workers Club are children’s birthday parties. Complete with a party host, food, drink, ice-cream cake, decorations, 2 hours of non-stop fun, invitations and more.

The first of our parties in July are booking up and our party staff are as excited as the mini-pirates themselves.

Pirate Playland opened on Saturday 3 June with a grand opening complete with a 6 foot tall balloon pirate, pirate face painters, free food for the kids and more. Since then our ship has been a massive hit for children of all ages.

IMG_4453When you book a Pirate Party you receive exclusivity to the party room with direct access to Pirate Playland. Although, the pirate ship isn’t exclusive, it’s still the perfect setup for a party.

Since we’ve launched, we’ve had all sorts of questions raised. So we took the time to put together some Frequently Asked Questions. Which, we ask you read before sending through your online booking enquiry.

IMG_4452Recently we did a photo shoot of some very lucky mini-pirates who got to party and play while smiling for our cameras. We can’t wait to launch the advertising campaign with our mini-models. They did a fantastic job. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our major campaign.

If you’re interested to know more, or book your child’s party, check out our Pirate Party Booking Form and webpage. Our party staff  would love to discuss your plans.

Toronto Workers Club Group

Pirates will Play

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Well it’s true, it’s finally happening! The current Kids Play Area at the Clubs has been demolished and painting is beginning.

The current area closed for renovations on Monday morning (22 May). We understand the pressure this places on parents, and children, to keep occupied during their visits to the Club. But we promise, the next two weeks will fly by quickly. During that time you’ll see new pieces go in, walls transformed, floors changed and eventually a brand new Pirate Ship will dock.

Pirate Playland is on it’s way. Pretty sure we’re more excited than you right now.

Pirate Playland Opening Soon_3On Saturday 3 June, we will officially open the brand new Pirate Playland area to all members and visitors of Toronto Workers Club with a full pirate weekend. You know, so all pirates get their play.

Broken into two sessions on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4, each little pirate can enjoy pirate hosts with face painting, eating one of our pirate ship meals for free and possibly picking up one of the prizes for being the best dressed pirate. The times are 12 until 2pm and then again 6 until 8pm.

We recommend, due to the hype of the event, you get in quick to book your table during those times. The new playland is in high demand and we totally understand why. You can make your reservation by phoning 49592011.

But once the playland is open, it won’t stop there. There will be more news to come on our Pirate Playland Adventures, so be sure to stay tuned across all our social media and online communication.

Toronto Workers Club Group

PS – big Pirates also welcome…our team will be joining in!