Renowned catering and events company Doltone House marked its 50th anniversary with a commemorative ceremony, attended by business and government leaders including Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Held at Doltone House’s original venue in Sylvania Waters on Friday 25 October 2019, the event was hosted by Doltone House team and siblings executive chairman Paul Signorelli, CEO Anna Cesarano and chief operating officer Nina Milazzo.
Revealing an official plaque at the venue, the Prime Minister commended the Signorelli family on their ambition and strong family ties in leading the business for the past 25 years.
“When I think of the Signorelli family, who have been in business for so long, I think of a family who has an intense love and passion for each other, and that love overflows into the community they serve,” he said.
“None are better than Doltone House. They are the standard. The quality of the food, the attention to detail – nothing is too hard.
“They aren’t a business just seeking to make money, it’s a business seeking to make a difference in the lives of its customers.”
50 years of events
In 50 years, Doltone House has hosted almost 67,000 events, including 32,400 business events, and catered for over 6.4 million people.
Paul Signorelli said when the family took over the business from previous owners, the Stubbs family, they had ambitious plans, always underpinned by personalised service.
“We believe our success is due to keeping what is important front and centre – great service and exceptional product,” said Signorelli.
“Even today, our clients know they can reach out to us personally, they know we absolutely care about every single event.”
A business highlight for the Signorelli family was the opening of Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf in Pyrmont in 2004.
“Jones Bay Wharf was a monumental project for us and for Sydney,” said Milazzo.
“At the time, we had to convince a lot of people to hold their glamorous and corporate events there, however they were quickly won over by the quality of the food and offerings.”
Other highlights include achieving a Six Green Star rating with Doltone House Darling Island Pyrmont and transforming the old Tattersalls Club building on Elizabeth Street into Doltone House Hyde Park in 2013.
In its 50-year history, the Signorelli family has taken part in various philanthropic projects including launching The Biaggio Signorelli Foundation, which has raised millions of dollars for research into Mesothelioma, asbestos cancer.
Cesarano said the team has never forgotten their strong family roots.
“We were inspired by our father Biaggio and mother Fina to do our best, work for each other and give to others,” she said.
“Our father’s legacy sits front and centre with us every day, and we know how proud of us he would be.”
Doltone House currently operates six venues and over 30 event spaces. They will open Marconi Events at Marconi Club in 2020, an event destination precinct in Milperra, NSW in 2025, and have more projects in the pipeline.