DIRECTOR OF CULINARY SERVICES
ICC Sydney’s Director of Culinary Services, Lynell Peck is an industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience in hospitality and event management at leading venues.
Lynell leads a team of more than 500 people to deliver an extraordinary culinary experience at ICC Sydney. She has set new culinary standards across the board with ICC Sydney’s presentation, imagination and product sourcing, including an emphasis on collaborating with an extensive network of NSW-based food and beverage suppliers and producers.
Lynell is deeply passionate about innovation, creativity in business and collaboration as a pathway to achieving excellence. Her current focus is ensuring ICC Sydney grows its reputation as a world class event precinct and maintains, and further enhances, its status as one the world’s most successful major convention, exhibition and live entertainment venues.
The exceptional service and commitment displayed by Lynell and her teams has been recognised through numerous accolades including, NSW Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence 2018 Sydney Metropolitan Function/Convention Centre Caterer.
Prior to joining ICC Sydney, Lynell spent 17 years of her career with Australian Turf Club Ltd across a variety of senior operational leadership roles. Earlier in her career, Lynell held senior food and beverage management roles with a range of international 5star hotels including the Park Lane Hotel (now Sheraton on the Park) and previous to this, she worked with the Regent International Hotel Group in Australia, America and New Zealand.
FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER
With more than 30 years’ experience, William brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as Beverage Operations and Cellar Manager at ICC Sydney, having worked at top calibre venues across the USA, UK and Australia.
William’s numerous accolades for excellence in his field and extensive large-scale event experience positions him perfectly amongst an esteemed culinary leadership team, who cater to a year round calendar of exhibitions, conventions and entertainment events.
William is passionate about making a positive and lasting impact in the community, including a pledge to buy locally. His commitment to his craft and love affair with home-grown produce pays homage to New South Wales’ best wineries, small-batch distilleries, award-winning breweries and artisan producers of alcohol-free beverages.
In 2020, William furthered the venue’s commitment to buying locally with the launch of ICC Sydney’s 100% NSW wine list where every single bottle featured in the collection is sourced from New South Wales.
William is an avid contributor to the industry as a judge at numerous wine shows including the ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards, NSW Chapter Secretary of the Wine Communicators of Australia and as head steward at the Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show. William was recently awarded the NSW Wine Industry Association President’s Award for Outstanding Support of the NSW Wine Industry.
A creative and innovative professional, William’s exceptional knowledge and expertise with local wines and beverages is the perfect accompaniment to ICC Sydney’s world class culinary experience