Food, glorious food…

Club shotA Taste of Dandenong provided a memorable experience for the friends, partners and members who took the opportunity to share the experience.

An overview of the emerging position of the City of Greater Dandenong, presented by John Bennie PSM, CEO of the City of Greater Dandenong, started the evening, and the image shows the personalisation that was achieved with the experience.

Here are some fun facts about the City of Greater Dandenong.

Did you know:

  • Tourism is a key focus for the Council with many cultural precincts, culturally diverse cuisine and food a shopping tours.
  • Council employs 680 people with the largest team in Community Services
  • In the 17/18 financial year, Council invested just over $37m in capital expenditure
  • Greater Dandenong covers an area of 129 square kilometers
  • Population is almost 166,000 people
  • The city if the most culturally divers community in Victoria
  • Residents form the city  emanate from over 160 countries

The culmination of the evening was dinner at  Afghan Rahimi Restuarant and this was supported with a series of stories and product samples from a number of the food businesses in the City of Greater Dandenong.

Craft & Co

This hidden gem of Dandenong is a brewery, distillery and winery and micro dairy, located in Bangholme with a second premises in Smith Street Collingwood.  Samples of the wine and the craft beer shared.

Kez’s Kitchen

Located in Noble Park, this source of exceptional baked goods, catering for all diets (gluten free, lactose free, and others) provided the samples that were the envy of the room.  Especially among the melting moment lovers.

A1 Bakery

Announcing itself as the “best middle east bakery in Melbourne” the A1 bakery is located in Dandenong and produces baklava that is more than worth the drive.

Bricklane Brewery

With the clever address of Imagine Way, Dandenong South, this frothy child of a group of friends with experience in brewing, rugby, football, banking and sports management.  The initiative of a ‘tasting size’ can is an indicator of the imaginative approaches that comes from more than just the address.

Dandenong Market

Open every day, except Monday and Wednesday and located in the heart of Dandenong, with lots of nearby parking, the Market, owned and operated by the Dandenong Council provided a number of shopping vouchers to provide a very varied taste sensation.

Rob’s British & Irish Butchery

The home of pork pies, haggis, and the time honoured produce from a culture of nose to tail eating the samples from this vendor, located right in the middle of Lonsdale Street, Dandenong were keenly sought.


A story of development, Olympic sponsorship and local production from Victorian – Gippsland grown – milk.  Chobani is located in Hammond Road Dandenong, so the next time you make your yoghurt selection – Chobani is a very Victorian product.