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Footy Food - Maroon Festival 2017 Dominique Rizzo

Footy Food

Sales of pies and chips are skyrocketing in the football season.

For the fans maybe, but that is not Footy Food for the premium Maroon State of Origin team.

 

That’s the tip from the experts. Our Deadly Choices stars Nathan Appo and Steve Renouf and Brandi Alberts shared their tips on “Good Quick Tukka” at the Maroon Festival on Sunday 28th May 2017. Now Rugby League players are into healthy, wholesome food, balancing protein and vegetables and fats that sustain the players’ energy levels for peak on-ground performance.

 

Footy Food - Maroon Festival 2017 Nathan Appo, Steve Renouf Brandi Alberts, Dominique Rizzo

 

 

The insider tips from Rachel Thaiday and Kayla Boyd on “Fueling the Athlete” in their families, are all about healthy choices for breakfast, preparing tasty high protein, low carb options like avocado and bacon, omelettes and lots and lots of chicken. Commercial fruit juices and breakfast cereals are out, fresh vegetables and fruit are in. These Maroon’s stars eat healthily to sustain their peak fitness levels throughout training sessions and at the games.

 

Footy Food - Maroon Festival 2017 Kayla Boyd, Rachel Thaiday, Lisa Carlaw, Dominique Rizzo, Sarah Wills

These are my healthy diet choices too and it is this nourishing pure food that is a specialty at my restaurant, Putia Pure Food Kitchen where our athletic, sporty customers come in after training for their high protein, low carb breakfasts opting for the Putia big breakfast or Omelette of roasted cauliflower or house-smoked salmon with poached egg and salad.

 

While healthy foods are the game changer in fueling the mighty Maroon State of Origin squad physically and mentally for those gruelling football games, pies and chips once in a while for the fans may not be such a bad thing.

 

Footy Food - Maroon Festival 2017 Dominique Rizzo

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“Fill up on life” with Chef Dominique Rizzo at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Launch of their New Menu

 

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre was recently named the World’s Best Convention Centre by the International Association of Congress Centres and best in the world for Food & Beverage, receiving double the ratings of other international convention centres.  With such an impressive reputation, The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre celebrated the launch of their new menu  “Fill up on Life”.

Master of ceremony at the event was Chef Dominique Rizzo, widely known for her quest to share her passion for healthy, pure food not only at Putia Pure Food Kitchen, her restaurant in Brisbane but all around Queensland and beyond.

Chef Dominique Rizzo gives a sneak preview of her experience at the spectacular promotion of the Centre’s new menu and food concepts, offering arguably the best produce Australia and Queensland have to offer.

Brisbane Convention Centre - Fill up on life food

With this launch, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) celebrated a giant leap forward in convention catering by now offering mainstream healthy dishes and options to people with dietary needs. Gone are the days of heavier, traditional convention food, instead welcoming in a new style focusing on nourishing, energy-giving foods prepared in a bespoke kitchen tailored to meet guests’ special dietary requirements; implemented in response to the high demand for dietary requests at 20% to 30% of all meals.   In another first for convention catering, the leading direction at BCEC comes from the wonderful influence, knowledge and experience of Queensland Ambassador Chef, David Pugh, recipient of many hats for his acclaimed Restaurant Two.

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre -Chef Martin Latter, Chef Dominique Rizzo, Chef David Pugh

Choosing Chef Dominique Rizzo to host the launch was a natural fit as these same principals underpin both her menu that she offers at Putia Pure Food Kitchen and their menu at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, promoting a “nourish mentality” using locally sourced, sustainable, seasonal produce. Dominique defines the convention centre’s new boutique menu as one crafted around Queensland flavours and nutrients that will feed the type of energy and atmosphere that participants want at every stage of their conference or event. This menu, for the health conscious, provides the necessary nutrition to focus minds and energy to keep going through those long conference afternoons.

 

Brisbane Convention Centre - Fill up on life

So too, good nutrition is the key to the menu choices at Putia, where there are sensational taste sensations for those who are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan and vegetarian. That is why Chef Dominique Rizzo and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre make a great combination, sharing the same values when it comes to nourishing your mentality and filling up on life.