New Kids on the Block Pt.1

It’s an exciting time on our Beaufort St. strip right now. We are seeing lots of businesses choosing the Inglewood on Beaufort neighbourhood to locate their shops. This is the first in a series of blog posts welcoming our new neighbours to the ‘Wood.

This Friday (18th Jan) see’s the much anticipated new revamp of the restaurant at 1000 Beaufort St, Bedford. Chef & Co Restaurant is the brainchild of successful business owner Yvonne Khan and Chef and Co-Owner Darren King.

With Darren produces modern Australian dishes paired with excellent local wines. A variety of dishes that suit all, including a children’s menu. Spoilt for choice – see for yourself here!

Wanting to know more about them and the new business we asked co-owner Yvonne a few questions about Chef & Co:

1// Hello, my name is… 
Yvonne Khan.

2// What is the business about?
Chef & Co has been created by Yvonne Khan (owner) and Darren King (owner/chef) Australian modern cuisine using fresh produce and local wines from the unique Swan Valley.

3// What’s your story? 
Having lived in Melbourne during my early years and deciding to go into Hospitality training in Hotel Management, moving to Tasmania, Alice Springs and then Perth for various roles in the industry. 

My biggest achievement has been to renovate and open the award winning Padburys in Guildford which I owned for 12 years.  This building use to be a co-op, then a warehouse so it was a huge renovation no running  water, rewiring the whole building, no gas.  The kitchen was a horse stable!

4// How do you start your day?
With a good cup of coffee, I live in the Swan Valley so fortunate to live on 10 acres I also run a small Bed and Breakfast on the property so I do keep busy.

5// What does a typical day look like for you?
Just not enough hours for me with the workload, but I still manage to have a decent social life.

6// Most memorable facepalm moment? 
I think finding out I was pregnant with Georgia was the most memorable and surprising for me.

7// What’s the most surprising thing about running your own business? 
I love talking to different people and ensuring they have a great experience in my venue.

8// Company’s motto? 
Good food. Good Service. Value for money.

9// Favourite coffee haunt?!
My house

10// Guilty pleasure?
Chocolate and too much socializing with lots of nice wine and good friends.

Chef & Co Restaurant is open for business from Friday 18th January.
1000 Beaufort Street, Bedford.

Serves lunch, dinner and coffee.
Groups, parties, walk-ins and children welcome.
For bookings email: bookings@chefandcorestaurant.com.au
For more information check out their Facebook page: @chefandcorestaurant

FREE Family friendly Fringe at Fr’Inglewood

We are just a teeny-tiny bit excited about our first dip into the world of Fringe. Adding even more family fun to Monday nights at the Inglewood on Beaufort Street night markets from January 14th for FIVE WEEKS!

Fr’Inglewood will feature a fun mix of child-friendly dance, singalongs, circus, acrobatics and music as part of the buildup to Perth’s annual summer Fringe World festival. We have some of the most wonderful acts performing highlights from their Fringe World shows all in the ‘Wood! Check them out from 6:15pm – 8:30pm on Mondays in the Inglewood Town Square.

From a nine-piece Soul band to pirate fun for the kids, the free family event, aims to support the artists of Perth’s Fringe World Festival, including WA’s ‘Homegrown Heroes’ – talented local artists and performers.

If you live in a cave and don’t know much about Fringe, well here’s a quick low-down; Fringe World is a annual event with 700 acts, around 138 venues and performance spaces over 31 days from January 19. It is a mix of paid and free events catering for the young, the young at heart and everyone else in between! 

Music at Fr’Inglewood in the 2019 season will include the nine-piece Milford Street Shakers with a live showcase from its Soul Slap! performance, which takes a journey across the iconic 60s musical landscape of Soul, Blues and R&B to dance along to the Watusi, the Mashed Potato and the Twist in a dance party of epic proportions.

Forever in my Life is a tribute to performer Prince  which will be a taster of Prince songs, stories and musings with fringe artist Michael Wheatley who had a close connection with Prince’s music and art and performed the lead role in the Australian Prince Show in the early 90s.

Through the music of Prince, Michael explores the blurry lines between inspiration and imitation, the connection we feel we have with our idols and the grief we can feel at the loss of someone we’ve never even met.

More Soul music comes in the form of Movin’ Melvin Brown’s, 50s 60s Black soul music plus tap.

Melvin is regarded as the last of the great song and dance men with a career of song, tap dance and storytelling over five decades and featuring songs of Ray Charles, James Brown, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding and tap-dancing to Michael Jackson music.

With a focus more on the youngsters, Do you SEA me? is a singalong, LED-light juggling, circus, a sea shanty circus show on the high seas.

Perth circus artist, Pirateman Michael brings all the cliches of piracy to a show of sing-alongs in between contact juggling, LED/fire spinning, flow arts, and illusionary acts.

While Let it go! Singalong and Dance was created for children aged 3 to 12, mums and dads are also encouraged to join in the fun with favourite songs from kids’ films.

Come dressed as your favourite character, like a mermaid, princess, genie, pirate, or lion for this show created by Zane Alexander and Chloe King, stars of live shows including The Wish Upon A Star Disney Ball (Perth Convention Centre), Shrek, Ben 10, and Scooby Doo.

Bringing along more fun for the kids is How to Catch a Unicorn, where unicorns Skyla and Felicity take your kids on an enchanted, magical journey to try and find their very own unicorn friend.

There are more pirates with Pirates!! where children can choose their own adventure pirate show with Pirate Captains Boots and Redbeard. 

Pirates!! takes groups of children from age 4 to 12, on an imaginary journey in search of treasure while seamlessly integrating the children’s input into the plot.

For your fun, circus entertainment we bring you YUCK! Circus – a powerhouse of female circus performers using high-flying acrobatics combined with comedy and dance.

And for those looking for a Monday night laugh I can make you Irish, is stand-up comedy from award winning comic Mary Bourke who presents a hilarious show on what it means to be ‘authentically Irish’.

As well as ALL THIS entertainment, Inglewood Monday Night Markets is still the ONLY way to enjoy a ‘no cook Monday’ with a combination of food trucks, marquees and shops along Beaufort Street including bars, restaurants, coffee shops, gift and lifestyle shops to browse.

We know where we will be on Jan 14th and every monday afterwards for 5 weeks. See you there! 

What’s Up on Beaufort Street?

Exploring Crime, Traffic Risks and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

We are thrilled to say that our CPTED report is finished and available for all to read! Commissioned by Inglewood on Beaufort and our local MLA, Lisa Baker with funding from the State Government’s Local Projects Local Jobs initiative the report assesses the built form “environment” of Beaufort Street and the adjacent laneways and how they impact upon individuals safety and what could be done to improve it. Prepared by Curtin Universities Dr Paul Cozens and Dr Courtney Babb, the report will be invaluable for Inglewood on Beaufort and everyone in our local area as it gives us evidence based insights that will support future grants or appeals in the future months and years to come.

On 3 December Chair, Damien Giudici and local MLA, Lisa Baker officially launched the CPTED report at the Inglewood Town Square, where the report was handed over to the City of Stirling and it is officially available for all to read right here: CPTED Beaufort Street Survey

Damien had this to say about the new report and launch:

We’ve seen the benefits of the CPTED report in Maylands in identifying community perceptions of their neighbourhood and it provides an evidence base upon which to respond.  As such we were convinced commissioning a similar report would benefit Inglewood.

While Inglewood’s crime statistics are pretty average in a metropolitan context, with a CPTED report in hand we’re more confident of where to invest our time and resources into the public realm.

The launch is just a way to announce the document has gone public. It’s now available on the website for the community to read and with the formal handing over of copies to the City of Stirling we hope to see them become collaborators in resolving some of the safety issues identified in the report.”

If you took part in the survey, or simply want to find out what the results are then please read it.

To read more about the hand over to the City of Stirling, click here