THE Panorama Bistro is giving new meaning to the saying "the customer is always right".
Newly appointed head chef Shannon Hobby says she is bringing some fun into the kitchen, asking staff and regular guests to pick a meal each week to be featured on the specials board.
The first requested special was the ABC chicken schnitzel, a favourite for regular customer Mitch Turnbull.
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Panorama Bistro manager Katrina Inwood is supportive of Ms Hobby's idea and is sure it will create a lot of interest.
"I think he [Mr Turnbull] used to come into Country Coffee when I worked there and he loved the ABC schnitzel and wherever I've worked since then, he's come in and requested the ABC schnitzel," Ms Inwood said.
"The ABC schnitzel is very easy, very simple; it's a chicken schnitzel with avocado, bacon and cheese melted on top."
This is Ms Hobby's first head chef position and Ms Inwood is very happy with the job she is doing.
"She's got a pretty solid following of clientele," Ms Inwood said.
"[She] is in charge of all the boys and the apprentices in the kitchen and she's the one who's come up with the incentive for the boys to do their own specials."
The idea was implemented to motivate the staff as well as encourage locals to continue to dine at the Panorama and feel involved.
"All competitions motivate the staff. It gets the apprentices super involved in cooking and super excited and competitive with each other just to see who does the best special," Ms Inwood said.
"[We're] very open to other ideas and any sort of other ideas expand the kitchen's skills as well, so they're up for trying anything new and different."
The Panorama staff say they do their best to accommodate their guests and encourage anyone with a special in mind, whether it's new or an old favourite, to speak with the staff.
"What the people are asking for, we try to give them what they want," Ms Inwood said.
"Just let any of the staff know and we'll work on it happening for you."