Kate Lamont has three decades of experience in the wine, food and tourism industries in Western Australia. She has overseen the development of her family’s business from a tiny one person farm to an integrated food and wine group with 80 employees. The family operates popular licenced restaurants, cellar door and specialist wine stores in the Swan Valley, Margaret River, the Perth CBD and Cottesloe. Amongst the Lamont’s businesses is a winery that produces 4 thousand cases of wine a year from fruit sourced across Western Australia and an import/distribution operation that sources wines from all over France, Italy and Spain. As one of Western Australia’s best-known chefs, Kate Lamont has written 4 cookbooks with sales in excess of twenty-five thousand.
Kate is experienced in developing new, relevant and desirable products that attract new customers as well as keeping existing users satisfied, advocating and spending. Kate has developed, maintained, protected and grown a brand in a highly competitive sector which includes driving sustainability and profitability through a variety of revenue streams. Kate has the sound skills and coalface experience to recognise flaws in strategy that can compromise implementation. This includes respect for relevant community views. Kate has worked in the service sector for 30 years, speaks to customers every day and has a genuine sense of what appeals to various demographics and ages