VRC are excited to reveal the first suite of acclaimed chefs set to transform the culinary experience at Flemington Racecourse through our three-year partnership with Crown Melbourne.

Under Crown Melbourne’s management of the hospitality offerings across Flemington Racecourse, members, racegoers and event attendees will experience significant food and beverage enhancements.

Guillaume Brahimi is set to bring his exquisite French fine dining to The Byerley, the jewel in the crown of the members Club Stand, while acclaimed chef Johnny Di Francesco will bring a delicious Italian inspired menu to diners at Straight Six.

Joining them is newly appointed Crown’s Executive Chef at VRC Josh Pelham and Crown Melbourne Executive Chef Kelly Jackson, who will be crafting the dining experience across The Chairman’s Club, The Terrace and other corporate and VRC member dining venues.

In addition to the chef line-up, further plans are well underway to evolve the new culinary program with additional residencies by members of Crown’s talented culinary team and line-up from right around Australia during key seasonal moments and events such as the iconic Melbourne Cup Carnival, which is now on sale via Ticketmaster - check out our available tickets and packages.

“At VRC, I want to instil a more fresh and contemporary approach to dining. The focus is on the quality of the ingredients and the flavour. We are also looking to bring some fun and fresh new ideas to the retail side of the offering.”
- Crown’s Executive Chef at VRC Josh Pelham -

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