AMID a colourful crowd of fashionistas in nose bleed altitude high heels, cutting edge outfits and flashing cameras, all seeking a caffeine fix, a glass of bubbly or a hot crab and coriander toastie, BEN managed to catch up with the Keystone Group’s managing director, John Duncan and their group director Anthony Prior.
It’s Monday and day one of Fashion Week and the Keystone Group are hosting the Keystone Canteen – a bespoke, pop-up dining space and bar, as the catering partner for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2012 (MBFWA).
“MBFWA is Australia’s premier fashion event, and this collaboration will elevate Keystone’s presence in the style world onto an international stage” said John Duncan.
Keystone is also providing the catering to The Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge, as well as managing all corporate hospitality on site, and providing catering to all the crew behind MBFWA.
Duncan said this latest partnership is part of Keystone’s continued commitment to providing their signature dining and entertaining experiences outside of their separate stand-alone venues.
Keystone showcased this commitment earlier in the year by launching a highly successful partnership with Sydney Festival when it became the naming rights sponsor for Keystone Festival Bar at Hyde Park Barracks.
Not content to own and operate the likes of Bungalow 8, The Loft, Cargo Bar, Cargo Lounge, Gazebo Wine Garden, Kit & Kaboodle, Manly Wine, and The Sugar Mill & The Winery, Duncan revealed that they are presently engaged in an exciting growth trajectory, including the launch of a rooftop barbeque bar in Kings Cross, and an exciting revamp of King Street institution, the Newtown Hotel (launching October) plus many other exciting projects.