iAccelerate Dinner with a Conscience

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Join us for a Dinner with a Conscience 

This one night only event is a unique collaboration between some of Wollongong's best chefs, who are passionate about showcasing local food. The menu will be produced, sourced and cooked with a conscience.


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Local Chefs from:

  • BarLissimo
  • Bill & James
  • Eat At Sandy's
  • Diggies
  • Kneading Ruby
  • Rookie Eatery
  • Aspire

BarLissimo is a food place like no other! They are a family owned & operated cafe & restaurant with delicious take home meals & a full service catering company. Their foodstore, cafe & catered events reflect their passion for delicious wholesome food & friendly service. At BarLissimo, they celebrate food, family & friends, with style & smiles.

Bill and James - dining / coffee / events is a dining space located in the heart of Balgownie Village. Named after his two sons, Head Chef and Owner Aaron Anderson brings a hands on approach to all aspects of this family business. Operating across Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining and Catering - as much as possible is made in house and by hand with a local emphasis to food, coffee and wine. Menus are tailored to reflect the ever changing daily deliveries and seasons.

Yonatan Miller and Emma Huber opened SANDYgoodWICH five years ago with the aim of producing as much as they could onsite, using local, sustainably and ethically produced ingredients. For 3 years SANDYgoodWICH held Communal Dinners which celebrated the cultural diversity of food histories and the varied produce available in the local region. Eat at Sandy’s is all about great food enjoyed with friends and family in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Their guiding principles are: organic, ethical, sustainable … and delicious.

Kneading Ruby is a modern take on a pizzeria, featuring rustic dishes and traditional pizza made with fresh, locally sourced produce – all designed to be shared. Kneading Ruby were recentlybeen voted in the top 10 of OpenTable’s ranking of the best eateries in NSW

Rookie Eatery offers diners contemporary Australian cuisine in a casual context. A produce-driven menu centres on a modern Australian food, as the kitchen serves an eclectic mix of local ingredients with multicultural influences. Rookie believe that ‘Australian cuisine’ is a multicultural phenomenon that exists nowhere else in the world and so they aim to provide a contemporary interpretation with the local ingredients on offer. The result is a diverse inspiration of eastern and western cultures brought together with fragrant and fresh flavours. An on-site herb garden provides the kitchen with a range of indigenous and introduced herb species, whilst a commitment to strong supplier relationships sees the South Coast’s best produce showcased.

ASPIRE provides event, venue and catering services for events both on and off campus. Be it a luncheon, product launch, gala dinner, cocktail event, conference or exhibition their versatile venue spaces and experienced team are on hand to ensure your next event project is successful. Aspire is a business of UOW Pulse, the social heartbeat of the University of Wollongong, managing the campus entertainment, food and retail, student engagement, sport, recreation and more!



When: Tuesday 7th August

Where: Ocean Rooms, The Central, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong

When: 5.30pm - 10.00pm

Cost: $130 + gst and booking fee or access the group booking discount of $900 + gst and booking fee for a table of 8

Tickets: Purchase via Eventbrite

Parking: Click here to view a parking map.


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Program (times are estimates):

5:30pm Pre-Dinner Drinks / Canapés and Raw Bar - Foyer, Ground Floor, The Central Building, Innovation Campus North Wollongong

6:45pm Seating commences in main dining rooms 2nd Floor, The Central Building, Innovation Campus, North Wollongong

9:30pm Event concludes

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For more information please contact us via email info@iaccelerate.com.au or Kelly Salmon kelly@uow.edu.au