A long-standing passion for seafood and a dream of bringing it to Newcastle paid off for the team at The Kingfish, named 2019 Most Outstanding New Business.
The Kingfish is one of Newcastle's newest waterfront establishments located at Honeysuckle precinct bringing the freshest seafood meals and a relaxed vibe.
"From sea to table, we serve up a simplistic and well-balanced menu consisting of the freshest quality seafood with inspired flavours of the Mediterranean," owner/operator Garry Risteski said.
Gary grew up around family businesses for decades, peeling potatoes and shadowing his father who shared with him his seafood knowledge, techniques and homemade recipes.
"My father is no longer with us, I am living my dream career because of him, I know he would be very proud of this accomplishment," Gary said. "Here at TKH we are more than just another dining establishment, we have our heart and soul in exceeding our customer expectations.
"I believe Local Business Awards have identified this and our dedication to growing the business further.
"Our team are very passionate and dedicated and inspiring them helps us reach the next level.
"We work hard and we laugh hard. The business has delighted and surpassed our vision."