The Evolution of the Elephant!
Many of you have been closely tracking the Evolution of the Elephant... with stage 1 complete with a little facelift to the old weathered mammoth and many behind the scenes improvements.. its time for stage two AND WE NEED YOU!
We are applying for a Catering Licence to enable us to sell liquor to private functions at the cafe and surrounding areas. This will help us with our Barefoot Beach Weddings brand and the cafe business as a whole.
It will have a positive impact on tourism for the region, bringing more people to the area/region particularly through the weddings market.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT by completing the following link:
A gigantic thank you from all of us!
WHAT IS AN SFL - CATERING & WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
In the simplest of terms, this means that when you have your Staff Christmas Party, Wedding, Engagement, Anniversary, Birthday or Corporate Function, White Elephant Gnarabup Beach Pty Ltd can come and cater for your event either on-site at the White Elephant Beach Café, or off-site at a location of your choosing, and be fully licensed to offer you a range of high quality food and drinks (including alcohol).
THIS IS BENEFICIAL TO YOU AND THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE…
If White Elephant Gnarabup Beach Pty Ltd holds a SFL - Catering, events like the Gourmet Escape will be able to be catered for, without the uncertainty of Occasional License applications. It will stop red tape for community organisations and business who wish to hold a licensed event, and ensure that all legalities are followed. Legal responsibility for the service of the event (food or beverage) falls back onto White Elephant Gnarabup Beach Pty Ltd, not the business/organisation hosting the event – a great advantage for you.
WHY SHOULD WHITE ELEPHANT GNARABUP BEACH PTY LTD HOLD THE SFL?
White Elephant Gnarabup Beach Pty Ltd is a leading hospitality provider and is owned and operated by Mr Anthony Janssen and his team of hospitality professionals. The stability and professionalism of the management and the team at White Elephant Gnarabup Beach Pty Ltd ensure that functions and events are run professionally and adhere to the Liquor Licencing Laws of WA and the WA Health Act. White Elephant Gnarabup Beach Pty Ltd is a professional hospitality service provider, who wishes to offer their service to individuals, companies and the local community as required.
YOUR SUPPORT BY COMPLETING THIS SURVEY…
Will show that the SFL - Catering is needed to service the growing needs of the community and business and the granting of the SFL - Catering license will be in the PUBLIC INTEREST.
On Friday 26 September, The White Elephant Cafe will reopened for the 2014-15 Season with some much needed upgrades, including a new kitchen fitout and front servery, as well as some cosmetic improvements to enhance the appearance.
A little bit of history... the evolution of the elephant began when Anthony Janssen first took over the lease in December 2010.
The ‘Save the White Elephant’ Campaign enabled Aj to secure a 10 year lease and complete some immediate works, including the huge timber deck.
This year, Anthony Janssen has joined forces with Alex Brooks of the ever popular Morries Anytime coming onboard as partner, and renowned chef ‘Rosie’ Carolyn Griffiths, also from Morries, will be working closely with the crew down at the ‘White Elephant’ to bring an improved product, new menus, quicker service and an all round better offering for the local and tourism markets.
“We hope that people can appreciate the effort that has gone into the ‘behind the scenes’ operations” Anthony said. “The improvements enable us to run a more streamlined operation and we really want that to reflect in our product”.
“The space has been designed to work in with and compliment the existing facility, incurring little distruption to the environment and minimal footprint overall”. “We have consulted closely with Coastal Engineers, The Shire, The Community and the local Coastal Residence Association, to deliver a practical, desirable outcome to this sensitive site” he said. “Unfortunately due to the severe storms in 2013 the building was scaled back based on advice received in the coastal engineers report”.
Furthermore, on the 2015 horizon for the White Elephant are the plans for stage two of the build which will see an enclosed all weather area to be enjoyed for an extended season, customers will be able to enjoy an open fire and uniterupted views to make the most of the amazing location. With all approvals in place, the build will be complete by the 2015 season.
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The White Elephant Cafe opens daily from 7.30am until 4ish!
Gnarabup Café Repairs
Contractors will undertake removal of the damaged retaining wall at Gnarabup café on Monday and Tuesday October 28-29.
The works may necessitate the temporary closure of the Gnarabup boat ramp and there may be vehicle and pedestrian diversions in place. Please follow any signs and safety directions.
Planning for repairs to the damaged stairs is underway and it is anticipated they will be open prior to summer school holidays.
The White Elephant café will remain open for business.
For queries, please contact David Gunn or John McKinney at the Shire on 9780 5255.
Gnarabup Café Power Upgrade
Western Power contractors will be commencing a planned upgrade and undergrounding of power to the Gnarabup Café on Monday October 28. Works are anticipated to take two weeks and extend from near the corner of Wallcliffe Road and Mitchell Drive to the café.
There may be temporary vehicle and pedestrian diversions in place on Wallcliffe Road and within the Gnarabup car park. Please follow any signs and safety directions.
For queries, please contact David Gunn at the Shire on 9780 5255.