Thursday, October 26, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Bowen Business Of The Year

Quintessential Bowen business, Bowen Fisherman’s Seafood and Bird’s Fish Bar has taken out the coveted Bowen Business of the Year award.

Owner and operator Chloe Bauer was overwhelmed with the award win, especially given this was the first year they had participated.

“This was our first year we entered the awards, and we are ecstatic!” she said.

“And extremely grateful.”

Unsure about what particular aspect of their submission secured the win, Chloe is excited to accept the accolades with open arms.

Steeped in Bowen town history, Bowen Fisherman’s Seafood was established in 1982, and has continued to be family owned and operated.

Undergoing major renovations in 2013, the business expanded, with Bird’s Fish Bar being welcomed into the mix.

“This third generation run business has a deep passion for Bowen, promoting our beautiful area and the seafood industry,” said Chloe.

“Offering a unique dining experience of ‘boat to plate’ that you can’t find anywhere else in the region has been a huge contribution to Bowen Tourism.”

“We pride ourselves on using local produce and supporting small businesses. We are fortunate enough to have direct access to some of the best seafood in the world and have been a strong advocate for the fishing industry. We’re always looking at giving back to the community and are heavily involved with local sporting clubs, community events and supporting local fundraisers.”  

Chloe also wishes to thank the team that guaranteed their win.

“We are incredibly grateful for every single person in our team. We have a passionate and diverse team who I’m incredibly proud of and I genuinely enjoy working alongside.”

Owner and operator of Bowen Fisherman’s Seafood and Bird’s Fish Bar, Chloe Bauer, with the award for Bowen Business of the Year. Photo credit: R Jean Photography

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