ExxonMobil PNG, a major sponsor of the Park since 2012 recently donated a disused camp office to the Park, while Gold Sponsor Red Sea Housing came to the rescue by transporting and re-constructing the building near Nature’s Café, the Park’s popular eatery.
The project stemmed from the Park’s need to expand its kitchen area to provide better onsite catering to guests holding picnics in the park and for the increasing number of tour groups using the Park for lunch. The current kitchen is able to cater to café patrons only with big catering orders having to be prepared offsite.
“We are continuously looking at ways in which we can improve our customer service and we recognised that our current kitchen just cannot cope with the big crowds and catering requests,” Michelle McGeorge, General Manager, Port Moresby Nature Park said.
“Our caterers Fab! do a fantastic job at Nature’s café and to be honest, building a commercial kitchen seemed like an impossible dream until our generous sponsors ExxonMobil PNG and Red Sea Housing said they were able to help with their in-kind support.”
Now that the building has been delivered, the Park is now moving forward with the plumbing and electrical requirements along with the internal fitout of kitchen equipment.
As the Park is a non-profitable charity which has committed itself to delivering a number of other projects in the park this year, all outstanding kitchen works will need to be completed through the generosity of corporate supporters.
Red Sea Housing’s General Manager, Kenneth Clinton said that their organisation has only been too happy to support the works of the Nature Park as they recognised the Park plays a key role in school and public education, conservation and research programs, as well as providing a safe recreational space where the community can truly come together to celebrate the beauty of PNG’s natural flora and fauna.
Nature’s Café is open every day from 8:30am to 3:30pm and serves a large range of food from light snacks, coffee and café to bigger meals including burgers and chips. Port Moresby Nature Park’s Annual Members also receive monthly discount specials.
Port Moresby Nature Park is a registered not-for-profit charity that has had over half a million people visit since 2012.
Picture: Nature Park General Manager Michelle McGeorge and Red Sea Housing General Manager Mr Kenneth Clinton during the presentation of the Kitchen