Nikki To

Some of Australia’s leading chefs are getting in on the home dining market thanks to a joint venture between two culinary players.

Fink Group has formed a joint venture with catering company Stix run by David Allison.

Fink is lauded for its portfolio of Sydney fine diners including Quay, Bennelong and Firedoor, with Stix known as the force behind Qantas’ first and business class meals as well as its New South Wales farm and Marrickville cafe.

The joint venture will see Fink collaborate on three existing arms of the Stix business (the farm, the cafe and events) along with the launch of Fix; a home-dining solution.

Fink will grow produce on Stix Farm, which is located in the Hawkesbury, to use across its restaurants, events and home dining boxes.

“There is a big sustainability and education piece involved here and it is a total game changer for us including sending organic waste from the Fink kitchens to the Stix farm,” said a Fink spokesperson.

Meanwhile, Stix Marrickville is reopening to the public tomorrow, with another cafe set to arrive in Hunters Hill in the coming months..

The events pillar will involve Fink and Stix teaming up to replicate restaurant experiences outside a venue’s four walls: think Firedoor and Quay off-site.

And finally, Fix — an at-home dining experience spearheaded by Fink’s Peter Gilmore and Lennox Hastie along with Paul Carmichael (ex-Momofuku Seiobo), Analiese Gregory (ex-Franklin) and Palisa Anderson (Chat Thai), who will join later in the year.

The chefs will curate meals for customers who can access the “produce and product the chefs themselves would like to eat at home with friends and family”.

It’s a busy time for Fink, which will soon debut Gildas, Firedoor’s walk-in wine bar in Surry Hills.