Who’s in the Hood?

10 with… Hoodburger!

“It’s all about simple, done well.”
Matt, Hoodburger.

We all get very excited when a new business comes to our neck of the wood. And we are VERY excited about Perth’s very own cult burger outlet opening up on Beaufort St!

The Inglewood venue has been 2 years in the making (yes, you read that right, 2 years!) with lots of too-ing and fro-ing with the City of Stirling, planners and developers. Working with respected interior designers Design Theory of Freo on the fit out, Matt and his brother Tom have made sure their new burger joint will be somewhere to sit and relish. (Sorry, not sorry about the pun!)

We had a chat with Matt, Hoodburger’s own boss-man, logo maker and recipe perfecter about the ‘Wood’s newest burger hangout…

1// What’s the story?
A passion for cooking has been at the heart of Hoodburger since the early days of buying a $1,300 BBQ to help supplement studying. Little did Matt know that off the back of doing pop-up events around Perth and catering to crowds of 300+ (in a 30 year old kitchen!) at Baysie Bowling Club that Hoodburger would have a bricks and mortar shop in Northbridge in 2017 and be opening a second in Inglewood – all in under 2.5 years!

2// What is unique about Hoodburger?
The quality of the food. Everything is sourced from WA and painstakingly chosen for their quality. Their burger buns are a well-guarded secret! Working with the bakery, the brothers have perfected the Hoodburger bun to perfection and many competitors have asked for the recipe – unsuccessfully!

3// Tell us about the burgers?
So much time and thought has gone into each burger. A small range, done to perfection is the name of the game at Hoodburger. A liquor licence (from Mid 2019) means there will be a variety of beers from local breweries chosen to compliment the burgers. 

4// Where did the idea for Hoodburger come from?
The name Hoodburger came from the 1997 movie Good Burger and started as a ‘one night only’ cooking burgers out the back of The Bird in Northbridge. 

5// Why Inglewood?
Matt: “Being surrounded by cool boutique shops in Inglewood such as Billie + Rose and La Luna made the decision to make Inglewood home easy. We are excited to be part of the new wave of businesses in that part of Inglewood.”

6// Biggest challenge converting the Inglewood site?
The learning curve has been huge for the Hoodburger boys! A brand-new full refurb of the site’s old offices created its own challenges. “Working with a designer on the refit has been fun and working through the required regulations with the City has been a lengthy process, but it has been worth it to get what we want.” Having a corporate business background as well as in graphic design and hospitality, Matt has been able to draw on his experience in all of these past lives to help him create Hoodburger. 

7// Best Hoodburger?!
Matt: “I can’t say! Each one has been tested and tweaked to what we think is perfection. My favourite burger is a plain cheeseburger. Simple and perfectly cooked.”

8// Company’s Mantra?
We love simple, high quality burgers.

9// Guilty pleasure?
Beer and a burger (of course!)

10// Who will be overseeing Hoodburger Inglewood?
Some of their loyal and highly skilled staff great staff are coming over from the Northbridge site, as well as brother Tom will be manager and part owner of Hoodburger Inglewood.

Hood burger is opening its doors on Monday 4th March.
For more information check out their Facebook page: @itshoodburger or start drooling over their burgers on their Instagram feed: @itshoodburger

Hoodburger.
848 Beaufort Street. 
Open daily. BYO welcome.
Sun – Thurs: 11am – 9pm 
Fri and Sat: 11am – 10pm

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