The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese with Lindenderry’s Carl Forrest

If high achievers were a bushfire warning sign then Lindenderry at Red Hill GM Carl Forrest would definitely have his arrow pointing at ‘extreme’.

The great thing about my job is…

Location.  Lindenderry is set amongst the stunning Vineyards of Red Hill

The challenge for the industry is…

Developing our talent pipelines.

As leaders, we have a responsibility to develop and retain the next generations within hospitality.

My greatest achievement is…

Winning the Victorian VABL masters Boxing title.

The biggest thing in MICE this year will be…

A more bespoke approach to individual clients.

I try to relax by…

Taking a walk up to the hotel’s orchards hoping the chef doesn’t catch me as he knows I eat all the Mulberries.

I don’t understand why…

People have to update their facebook status when they sit down for dinner.

Have a conversation…..enjoy the night.

My favourite venue is…

Red Gum BBQ on the Mornington Peninsula out the back of a service station.

Pure unpretentious food guaranteed to give you meat sweats and the Corn bread is a winner.

I’ve always wanted to travel to…

Maldives.

I am scared to death of…

Kangaroos and Wallabies jumping out at me when I walk out into the Vineyards.

I can’t live without…

Roti.

This stuff is so morish I always eat one too many.

I really wish I had…

Another bottle of Romanee Conti La Tache 1978…

Burgundy that rocked my world.

If I could invite four people to a dinner party, they’d be…

Richie McCaw, Vasyl Lomachenko, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods……all my favourite sportsman.

For anyone starting out in the industry one piece of advice I’d give would be… 

Work hard….play hard….always work with good people and find yourself a mentor or two.

They will help you on the journey.

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