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 South Australia’s culinary landscape since 1978.

With a strong emphasis on community engagement, we proudly support various local organisations 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 stands as South Australia’s premier authority in catering, events and hospitality management.

Based in Adelaide with a legacy spanning 45 years, Blanco Horner’s multi-award winning organisation sets the gold standard in South Australian hospitality. Guided by the leadership of Steve Blanco and Christopher Horner, their eponymous company represents premium hospitality through its diverse array of catering divisions, restaurants and venues. Embracing a garden-to-plate philosophy, Blanco Horner curates and delivers unforgettable food, wine and bespoke event experiences.


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 recognised 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 commitment lies in supporting the local community by prioritising the sourcing of produce from local suppliers and partnering with local companies. We adhere to ethical practices and have taken significant steps to follow a sustainable food system.

We are highly dedicated to supporting not-for-profit organisations and associations, frequently donating products, services and time, as well as hosting fundraising events to aid 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.