September 12, 2018

Wellness tips for productive meetings

With menu planning for countless meetings and events under his belt, head chef, Ryan Dawson, knows all about the role nutrition plays in keeping delegates fuelled and alert in order to maximise your next meeting at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific.


Novotel InBalance Meetings set delegates up to enjoy a more healthful, mindful and productive meeting experience. Our highly nutritious Wellness Menu at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific encourages peak performance meetings and events, with the option to add yoga, nutrition workshops and team building experiences to forge a greater connection between meeting participants.


Help your delegates stay fuelled and alert with these top wellness tips from our Head Chef, Ryan Dawson:

  • “To kick off each day, as part of our InBalance Wellness menu, I recommend offering your delegates seasonal fresh juice shots and in-house made date and walnut slice, rather than offering them caffeinated beverages which offer just a short burst of energy.”

  • “During meetings, we serve healthy snacks such as mixed nuts, to give your delegates a slow release of energy throughout the day. Almonds for example are particularly high in protein and magnesium which allow your delegates to feel satiated and more focused.”

  • “Reflecting the sweeping views of Manly Beach, I’ve designed each element of our InBalance Wellness Menu to be light, zesty and fresh. Our lunch menu utilises clean, whole food ingredients with minimal sugar, featuring dishes such as grilled watermelon with cucumber salad, Ora King salmon with spiced green pea puree, freshly made fish and vegetarian sushi, honey roasted pear and agave pecan crumble with blueberry yoghurt, and exotic seasonal fruits. Delegates will return after lunch focused and ready to go again for the afternoon.”

  • “Take your delegates understanding of nutrition to the next level with a dedicated workshop with Michele Chevalley-Hedge, Novotel InBalance Meetings nutritionist.”

  • “In conjunction with a balanced diet, I recommend encouraging your delegates to get moving with Manly Beach Health Club, renowned for their corporate wellness activities from short-break team building to yoga and boot camp activities, held right here on the iconic Manly Beach.”

  • “Dietary requirements have become the norm for us here at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, so we’ve carefully crafted our Conference Menu’s to cater to all your delegates needs, without compromising on flavour or options. For each event, we work closely with you to customise our menu offering to ensure we meet the needs of all your delegation.”

Click here for our Conference Kit 2018 for all menu options.