Established in 1978, Blanco Horner is dedicated to delivering unparalleled experiences in Adelaide, South Australia.


Welcome to Blanco Horner, the premier hospitality management company established in 1978, dedicated to delivering unparalleled experiences in Adelaide, South Australia. With a wealth of expertise in event management and a commitment to excellence, we take pride in crafting extraordinary moments for corporations and businesses, ensuring every event is a resounding success.

Christopher Horner and Steve Blanco in Restaurant Botanic

A leader in the field, Blanco Horner’s multiple awards attest to its unwavering commitment to quality and innovation.

Co-founders Steve Blanco and Christopher Horner,  have revolutionised Adelaide’s culinary landscape since 1978.

With a strong emphasis on community engagement, we proudly support various local organizations and initiatives.

Anchored by a diverse team of over 100 professionals, we strive to set new standards in the South Australian hospitality scene.


Blanco Horner Hospitality Management is the leading catering, events, and hospitality management company in Adelaide, South Australia.

As a multi-award-winning company, Blanco Horner has been a South Australian hospitality leader for 45 years, and under the direction of Steve Blanco, and Christopher Horner, their eponymous company is a byword for elite hospitality with their suite of catering divisions, restaurants, and venues. Blanco Horner delivers unforgettable food, wine, and event experiences with their garden to plate philosophy.


Blanco Horner proudly holds multiple prestigious awards from the Australian Restaurant and Catering industry, including Australian Caterer of 2008 and 2016, Australian Restaurant of 2017, Australian Cafe of 2019, and the coveted Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant of 2023. The Botanic Gardens Restaurant, under Blanco Horner, secured numerous titles such as SA Restaurant and Catering’s Best Restaurant and Wedding Venue. Nationally recognized as the Australian Restaurant and Catering 2008 National Caterer of the Year and Events Australia’s Best Achievement in Catering (2011, 2015, 2016), Blanco Horner exemplifies culinary excellence.


As a family owned and operated business, Blanco Horner is proudly South Australian. We are advocates of Brand South Australia and ambassadors of I Choose SA. Our focus is to support the local community and prioritise sourcing produce from local suppliers and partnering with local companies. We are ethically sound and have taken steps to follow a sustainable food system.

We are highly dedicated to supporting not for profit organisations and associations and often donate product, services, time and host events for fundraisers to support those in need.


Led by our visionary founders, Christopher Horner and Steve Blanco, our team at Blanco Horner is a testament to decades of collective experience in the hospitality industry. With a shared commitment to excellence, our Operations Manager Sarah Ferguson ensures seamless execution across various venues in Adelaide. Elliott Horner, as our Operations Manager, brings a dedicated focus to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo. Emma Mockridge, our Catering Manager, is instrumental in managing catering and Blanco weddings. Together, our seasoned team ensures every event is executed with precision, exceeding expectations and delivering exceptional experiences.


Explore our menus, designed with a garden-to-plate philosophy, and indulge in an unparalleled dining experience that champions sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. Join us as we redefine the art of culinary excellence.