“Steve Sidd alongside his partner Albie Aldahawi are excited about what the future holds and further achievements to be reached as they continue to conquer the Hospitality Industry together”
The hospitality industry is a vibrant and exciting domain that offers professionals the opportunity to work in various roles, from the front-desk receptionist to chef de cuisine. But no matter what the job is, there’s one thing that blinds all those who are part of it: a passion for providing exceptional service and creating memorable experiences for their clients.
That’s exactly the passion that drives Steve Sidd, the founder and group managing director of Catering HQ. This Australian-based business offers catering, event management, and hospitality consulting services to clients across Australia and beyond.
What sets this successful business apart from the competition is Steve’s commitment to making Catering HQ a paragon of excellence to promote hospitality as a career of choice in Australia.
Driven by his passion for food, Steve started Catering HQ in 1996 as a standard catering company that takes pride in being one of the industry’s leading catering businesses today. Catering HQ specializes in three large domains, including venue catering, off-site catering for significant events, and hospitality consulting. The company also proudly owns and operates 26 dining concepts and over 40 event spaces and catering venues across Australia that are unmatched in their ambience, food, and services. The company also takes pride in employing more than 350 people.
What makes Steve stand out from other hospitality consultants?
The answer lies in his 26 years of expertise in hospitality management, project management, and consulting experience. He is a dedicated and passionate retail and food expert working hard to make the hospitality industry a viable option for everyone. What sets Steve apart is that he views hospitality not just as a business but as a moral compass for his entire life. According to Steve, hospitality is what he offers to people who come to his home, to his family, to loved ones, or to anyone who wants to feel welcome, and that is the spirit he brings with him to his venues.
The hospitality industry often faces a bad rap regarding staff treatment and wage exploitation. Still, Steve is determined to set an example through his business, where every person on his team is treated like family and shares a special bond with him. He also strives to empower his staff through various training programs and invests time in mentoring them as well.
Steve aspires to raise the bar and become the most sought-after employer who provides opportunities for employees to go a long way in business. “I love this industry, in which I’ve built my career, and I want to create paths for others to do the same,” said Steve.
To this day, Steve Sidd is held up as an example of why a career in the hospitality industry is worthwhile, and he can be argued to be the person who can make this field a viable option for anyone.