PEOPLE will be given an insight into some of Bendigo’s most successful hospitality professionals at an event next week.
Bendigo Young Professionals Network will host a progressive dinner on October 24 with plans to visit four venues.
Attendees will hear from staff at The Wine Bank, The Exchange, Barzurk and Black Swan from 5.45pm.
Young Professionals Network chairman Josh Pell said the event, which will see attendees walk from venue to venue, would be positive.
“We’ll get to experience some of the food they provide as well as hear from the owners on how they’ve been able to build their business and achieve their success,” he said.
“We’ll start at The Wine Bank and make our way to the other venues.
“This will be the first progressive dinner the Young Professionals Network has run but there have been other groups that have held similar events before.
“Our members indicated there was song support for us to do one.”
Mr Pell said around 25 to 30 people were expected to attend, and said not all were in hospitality.
“A lot are employed in white collar industries; banking, finance and health,” he said.
“We feel a lot of the people who haven’t attended these establishments before will go back.
“They’ll get to hear different opinions and points of view on personal success.
“We’ve probably focused a lot of our recent events on sales or the white collar side of business, but this is a good opportunity to focus on a slightly different industry.”
Despite all businesses vying for the same patrons, Mr Pell said he did not expect there to be any rivalry.
“These guys that we have lined up have all achieved success through their own pathways,” he said.
“And we’ve generally found the hospitality industry in Bendigo is quite collaborative.
“They do work together.
“It’s in Bendigo’s best interest to work together and share all the diners around.”
The group has almost 600 members generally aged 18 to 40. Tickets cost $75 and are available from www.ypn.net.au