Review: A delicious night at Burger Project

Burger Project staff and our members and guests

Burger Project staff and our members and guests

The humble burger is no longer humble, and Burger Project, which recently opened in Macquarie Centre, has raised the bar high. Our members and guests had the opportunity to try three beef burgers from the extensive range of burgers available. The beef comes from Tasmania, and it’s cooked to perfection; juicy and tasty. Burger Project is part of Neil Perry’s Rockpool group of restaurants, so you know these burgers are going to be superb.

Tom Sykes, CEO of Burger Project, and Sophia Connelly, Marketing Manager, were on hand on greet members and guests and explain more about the brand. As well as being a restaurant, Burger Project offers catering to local businesses. Having a meeting and want to feed the team? Burger Project can bring your lunch to your office.

Lyne Magee of Chill IT was the lucky member who received a voucher for 4 people to dine at Burger Project in our lucky draw. RBF thanks Burger Project for its generosity with the voucher and in hosting such a great night.

Carmen Santucci of HCF Macquarie Centre was drawn as our Business of the Month.



  • John Alexander MP, Member for Bennelong
  • The Hon Anthony Roberts MP, Member for Ryde


  • Clr Jerome Laxale
  • Chief Inspector Jason McSweeney of Ryde LAC

Level 1 members in attendance:

  • Stephen Lowndes – Royal Rehab
  • Mark Hastings – Ryde TAFE – North Sydney Institute
  • Alina Martin – Eden Gardens
  • Colin Stibbs – CPSA

Level 2 members in attendance:

  • Snowden Parkes Real Estate
  • Chill IT

RBF President Tony Abboud spoke about The Fusion Foundation and the gala ball to be held on 14 October. The ball will raise money for Achieve Australia, Alzheimer’s Australia NSW and Royal Rehab. Sponsors are being sought for the event, and tables are now on sale. This will be Ryde’s biggest social event of the year, with well-known entertainers and a celebrity MC. Find out more here.

Jan Bouhali, Economic Development Manager for the City of Ryde, spoke about the 2016 Northern Districts Local Business Awards. They’re open right now for nominations.

Clr Jerome Laxale said a decision should be made in the next week on the legal challenge by Hunter’s Hill and Lane Cove Councils in respect to forced council amalgamations.

Chief Inspector Jason McSweeney spoke about the district’s low crime rate but said fraud was on the increase.

See more photos from the night in our Facebook gallery.