Hunter Headline

Margan Restaurant owner and hospitality powerhouse, Lisa Margan has been awarded the 2018 Professional Women in Foodservice Professional Leadership Award.

Her win was announced in Melbourne last week.

With just under 500 entries from around the country, the judging panel, made up of chef and television presenter Christine Manfield, columnist and Co-director of Australia’s Top Restaurants Jill Dupleix, and Editor of foodservice magazine Anita Connors, had its work cut out selecting the winners and finalists.

In addition to running Margan Wines and Restaurant in the Hunter Valley, Lisa is Vice Chair of the Hunter Culinary Association, a founding board member of the Sydney- based Women of Hospitality mentoring program, agri-dining pioneer and mentor and role model to many.

Created to recognise an often-overlooked sector of the industry, the Women in Foodservice Awards celebrate and champion the many driven, innovative and successful women disrupting the status quo and shaping the future of Australian foodservice and hospitality.

Lisa said she had been humbled just to be a finalist, “let alone to be the recipient of the award from amongst a country of amazing women in the industry doing incredible things”.

“But I am not a one-man band,” Lisa said.

“I have an incredible team who support our vision and work hard to deliver on that every day.”

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