Award winning Chefs

We are very proud to secure the services of award winning Chefs.

Their combined wealth of knowledge and experience in Wales, Germany, Switzerland, France and London, brings a whole new level of excellence and sophistication to Springfield House. Their continued pursuit of excellence is obvious in their  passion and zest and flare for food, keeping up with the changing times, while maintaining traditional values.

It is the combined efforts of this team, which give them the edge. Their desire and passion for the hospitality industry set them apart from their competitors.

Experienced and Professional staff

Springfield House credits their experienced and professional team for their success of the business. Springfield House are also recent recipients of the Australian Achievers Awards and Excellence in Customer Service, as well as finalists in the Hills Excellence in Hospitality award and ABS Accredited Business.

We recognise that we could not have done it without our very dedicated team.

Entertainment at Springfield House – Live Band

Whether you are looking for a DJ or live entertainment, Springfield House has it covered. Springfield House utilize the services of Soulful Strut, incorporating the musical ability and talents of Judy and Tima Netana and Frank Anisse, with live performances ranging from Jazz standards, to contemporary, modern, and all your dance favourites.

FRANK ANISSE

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Frank Anisse boasts over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. As Manager of this magnificent venue, Frank’s fine eye for detail, and organisational skills are unparalleled.

As one of Sydney’s most experienced and sought after Master of Ceremonies, Frank has also managed and co-owned, more than one successful function centre in Sydney. Frank is also a seasoned singer and incorporates this into his role as Master of Ceremonies.

It is the combination of Frank’s business acumen, talents, charismatic personality and passion that make him the consummate professional in this industry.

 

JUDY NETANA

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Judy has been involved in the Hospitality Industry for over 30 years, in which time she has been well initiated into every aspect of hospitality.

Judy has a strong background and a wealth of knowledge in wedding and event planning and co-ordinating. She is in her element when it comes to helping brides and grooms in achieving an unforgettable wedding and wedding reception.

Judy is generous in sharing her ideas and knowledge to plan and organise your special day right down to the most intricate requirement.

Lola

Springfield The Dream – from the diary of

Lola Workman.

Now as I write this commentary for our family album I wonder at the sanity of this adventure, selling our first home with all its luxuries to start again and build something that was to me a lifelong dream; our own wedding reception centre. Now many years later I can see what an upheaval it was to our young family to take their home and pool and sacrifice it for a life of work with no privacy and no home life. I did not envisage the hours of work and trauma the project would entail before we were finally able to commence the business.
Our first priority was to find somewhere to build this wedding reception centre and after looking at various sites we came across 245 New Line Road.

A steel strike prevented us from buying steel for the foundations for many weeks.  This was followed by a brick strike so we could not even buy common bricks for the interior walls. We had decided we wanted Original sandstock bricks for an old world appearance so Ted bought a street full of old houses in Ryde which supplied us with bricks, cedar doors and skirtings. Our whole family now became brick cleaners.

Disaster again as the bank now refused our loan as “Times were tough” but they did arrange for us to borrow money at 18% interest.  We were now up to window height on the building so we had no option but to continue.

The trauma of the next six months was too much to record, we set about doing as much work as possible ourselves.  I fell and broke my arm at work and Ted built a mobile box for me to stand on so that I could reach the ceilings and with one arm in plaster I painted all the ceilings and then bought discounted rolls of wallpaper to paper the walls. At auction I bought rolls of curtain fabric and made curtains for every room in my spare time from my full time job.

We had no money left for furniture after the commercial tables, chairs and kitchen equipment so again we visited the auction rooms for furniture that could be restored.  I booked into an evening college class for furniture polishing and upholstery on one of my nights off work each week.  This allowed me to finish enough furniture for the lounge rooms. In August of 1974 with a lot of help from the Rotary Club of Beecroft, Springfield, still unfinished, was able to host a family wedding for Glenn and Kerrie Workman.

Finally on Ted’s 50th birthday 27th September, 1974 we held a charity function to benefit the Children’s Medical research Foundation where councillor Evans of Hornsby council declared Springfield open for business.

Now after 30 years of operation, Springfield House remains the dream that was instigated by Ted and Lola Workman. Many hands have taken the helm here at Springfield House over the years, and all have contributed to the continued growth of the business here. The current owners are the Anisse family who have injected a new life into Springfield House, returning it to its former glory after being closed for 3 years.

Springfield House were recently graced with being able to host a surprise 85th Birthday for Ted Workman, where he was joined by not only family and friends, but also former employees. This took place on 27th September 2009, 35 years to the day of the official opening of Springfield House.

Keeping in with tradition that began with the Workman family, Springfield House is fortunate enough to host 3 local Rotary groups for their weekly meetings. West Pennant Hills on a Monday night, Glenhaven on a Tuesday night, and Castle Hill on a Wednesday night.

It is such a pleasure to invite back former guests, as much as it a pleasure to welcome new guests here at this magnificent establishment steeped in history.
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