Trippas White Group, operator of the Opera House’s internal food and beverage event spaces, today announced esteemed chef Danielle Alvarez as culinary director.
As culinary director, Alvarez has developed tailored menus for private functions hosted in the iconic building’s Yallamundi Rooms, the Utzon Room, and Northern Foyers, including weddings, intimate cocktail events, corporate networking and gala dinners.
The menus draw on Alvarez’s dedication to seasonality and the joy and connection of sharing food, as well as champion local producers.
To kick-off the appointment, Alvarez will appear in-conversation with co-author and writer Libby Travers to celebrate the launch of Alvarez’s latest book Recipes for a Lifetime of Beautiful Cooking.
Taking place on Friday 10 November in the Opera House’s Yallamundi Rooms, the two will discuss Danielle’s ethos on sustainability and championing female chefs in the Australian hospitality industry before serving up dishes from the cookbook for guests to enjoy.
“I feel tremendously honoured to have some impact on the food being served at the Sydney Opera House. It is a global icon of Australian culture, and my goal is to bring together people, produce and events that will further showcase all the incredible things this diverse country has to offer,” said Alvarez.
“Bringing together Danielle and the Sydney Opera House is a perfect match. Danielle cares deeply about the connection between food and culture, and I can’t think of anywhere better to bring this together than arguably the world’s most recognisable cultural destination,” said Trippas White Group Chief Executive Officer Kevin Zajax.
“We can’t wait to bring this all to life and look forward to welcoming guests from near and far.”
“We’re thrilled to be welcoming the talented Danielle Alvarez to the Opera House and look forward to showcasing her farm-to-table philosophy across our functions and event spaces,” said Sydney Opera House chief customer officer Jade McKellar.
“Connection and community has been at the core of the Opera House for five decades and Alvarez’s passion for gathering over food will reimagine the dining experience for all kinds of special occasions.”