BRC Executive Chef Michael Fletcher Sadly has passed away

Friday, 6 September 2019

It’s with much sadness that we inform you of the death of our BRC Executive Chef Michael Fletcher.

Michael passed away in hospital on Wednesday after suffering a heart complication last week.

We extend our most sincere sympathies to Michael’s wife Bonita and his four children.

“Fletch” joined the BRC in August 2014 in the latest step in a career that had included his role as the first Executive Chef at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Michael was not only an outstanding chef – forming a wonderful partnership with our Head Chef John Felesina – but he was also a much-loved member of Team BRC.

He was a warm, generous, positive and fun personality for whom no task was too great. He was a team player and very much enjoyed other people’s successes. Michael’s skills were first-class and he was one of the key reasons for the many compliments the BRC received about our food offering during his time with us.

The BRC has been in contact with Michael’s family to pass on our sympathies and to ensure them of our support during this time.

We will remember Michael in the coming weeks by naming a race after him at one of our upcoming BRC meetings. We will further discuss this with Michael’s family.

Michael would have celebrated his 59th birthday later this month.

He has been taken far too soon but we give thanks for his contribution to the BRC and we keep his family and friends in mind during this most difficult time. We are also thinking of the BRC team members who worked closely with Michael.