Grand Ambassador chef and Australian native Wayne Golding (right) serves fish and chips to AustCham executive director Rod Rothwell at Australia Day on Jan. 27. (Yoav Cerralbo/The Korea Herald)
The Australia Chamber of Commerce celebrated Australia National Day at the Grand Ambassador hotel in Gangnam, southern Seoul, on Friday.
Participants were greeted with a Down Under theme as cabanas decorated one side of the room and Aussie favorites like fish and chips and meat pies were served.
No day marking the country’s birthday would be complete without a good old fashion Aussie barbeque.
Austcham Executive Director Rod Rothwell said that he wanted to give the feeling of home to the 145 guests in attendance. The mostly members of the Chamber and people with a love for Australian culture entered a world on the other side of the equator where every song played was from an Australian band or musician and film.
To prepare the feast, Austcham brought in Grand Ambassador executive chef and Australian culinary wizard Wayne Golding to prepare something from home.
A native of Yamba on the east coast, Golding told The Korea Herald that he wanted everyone to feel that they were eating a traditional Australia Day meal.
To feel the Australian way of life, Austcham and the Australian Embassy are planning to showcase their respect for the ocean and coast at the Yeosu Expo later on this year.