The Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club committee were recently presented with an award for the Best Club Parma. From left, Trish Brusheen, Patty Hayward, Wendy Ashmore, Club President Kevin Williams, Fiona Humphrey, Bill Humphrey, Neil Barnes and Joy Barnes.

THE Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club has certainly put the old mining community on the map, landing the title for Best Club Parma at the annual Community Clubs Victoria awards.
The iconic Aussie dish was awarded under strict category guidelines considering ingredients, value for money and presentation.
The fresh handmade parma includes the club’s own crumb mix, cooked on hotplates and under the salamander.
General manager Rod Bye said, “We served up our regular parma that is made daily to our patrons, the judging says it all.”
The club entered their customers’ favourite dish three months ago and were awarded the title in the grand ballroom of the Sofitel on Collins earlier this month.
“We are very proud of our achievement and our chefs deserve due credit for their fresh preparation,” said Rod.
WWC Functions manager Suzanne Conlan said the Best Club Parma was an exciting new category which incurred a nomination fee which was donated to the Farmers Drought Relief Fund.
“Judging was conducted throughout a regular meal time under the blind eye of the chefs and staff, so what was served was a general daily service to our customers,” said Suzanne.
The committee were also presented as finalists for Regional Club of the Year, Media Story of the Year, Best Social Inclusion Club and Regional Club Manager of the Year.
“This is certainly an outstanding achievement for the entire club and the committee,” said Suzanne.