Queen Victoria Market seeks operator for Meals Corridor

Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market is actively seeking expressions of interest from seven food and beverage operators for its planned, revitalized, state-of-the-art food hall.

In close cooperation with the global food and hospitality consultants Future Food, the market is looking for self-confident and capable operators who can demonstrate a focus on local products in unique food and beverage specialties.

The redesign of the Food Hall, which is expected to open from July 2022, will represent a new social goal within the market. The new Food Hall, advertised as more than just a place to eat in between, is designed to showcase Melbourne's "unmatched foodie culture," complete with a dedicated area where customers can "relax and soak up the great market atmosphere".

Queen Victoria Market calls for a diverse selection of cuisine and beverage choices in takeaway, casual dining, and dining options. Possible culinary and culinary specialties include all-day cafes, modern Asian cuisines, taquerias, burger and sandwich bars, wood-fired pizzas, ramen and noodles, sweets and delicacies, as well as juices and healthy foods.

"We are excited to partner with Future Food to continue delivering the unforgettable dining experiences that have become synonymous with the market," said Stan Liacos, CEO of Queen Victoria Market. "We can't wait to expand our food and beverage offering at Queen Victoria Market in our new, state-of-the-art Food Hall."

The market expression of interest application invites operators to demonstrate their skills in the areas of the main criteria:

  • Background and experience
  • Food and drink concept
  • Product offering and service style
  • Company data and sustainability policy
  • Operation and logistics
  • Financial calculation

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Expressions of interest are now possible and will be closed on Thursday, September 30th.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified at the end of October and will be asked to present their offer in a formal presentation in December.

Successful operators will be notified in January 2022.

For more information and to access the Expression of Interest document and criteria, contact Allan Forsdick of Future Food: aforsdick@futurefood.com.au.

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