The Fink Group – which owns and operates leading Sydney restaurants Quay, Firedoor, Bennelong and Otto – has partnered with David Allison, founder and CEO of Stix, one of the country’s top caterers, which also runs a popular cafe in Marrickville and has a regenerative farm in the Hawkesbury.
Between them, they’ll evolve Stix and its various offshoots. Stix Marrickville will finally reopen for the first time in many months on July 6, with a second cafe to open in Hunters Hill later this year. Produce grown at Stix Farm will be used in both Fink’s and Stix’s venues, and the pair will also host events in a swish new space on the property. For years Stix has created Qantas’s first- and business-class meals with Neil Perry, and this catering experience will prove advantageous in the joint events arm; you could enjoy Firedoor at a venue of your choice, or have Quay’s Peter Gilmore cater your wedding.
Particularly exciting is the announcement of new at-home dining experience Fix. A handful of the country’s best chefs – including Gilmore, Firedoor’s Lennox Hastie, ex-Momofuku Seiobo head chef Paul Carmichael, and chef and cookbook author Analiese Gregory (ex-Bar Brose) – will create meals to be enjoyed at home, using high-quality produce. Brian Murray, former head chef of Quay and Bennelong, will be leading the cafes, events and catering arm, and Fix.