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The stoves were hot and the was pressure on, when young chefs from Queensland Metro stepped up on Saturday, cooking-off for the chance to kick-start their culinary careers in the kitchens of TAFE Queensland (Southbank Campus) to score a finalist team spot in the 2017 Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award.   Kicking-off the first of […]

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At Caboolture Special School some 40km north of Brisbane, Qld, the school’s hospitality students take a hands-on role in the tuckshop – being directly involved with the preparation and serving of food.   The school, which caters for students with intellectual disability as well as physical impairment, has been open for almost 30 years and […]

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The importance of ensuring good nutrition for growing children is what sparked the creation of the school canteen ‘traffic light’ system, and this has led to the gradual removal of many readymade products which were once commonplace in canteens.   But even these days, with more and more canteens preparing a wider range of healthy […]

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Mater Group in Queensland has turned the traditional foodservice for hospitals model on its head, removing the need for set mealtimes and instead introducing a food delivery model akin to hotel style room service. We spoke to Sally McCray, Mater Group’s Director of Nutrition and Dietetics to find out more.   Mater Group has seven […]

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The presence of so many readymade products on the market today begs our headline question, which we decided to put to the corporate chefs at the ‘big three’ foodservice suppliers – Mark Baylis of Unilever FoodSolutions, Adam Moore of Cerebos Foodservice and Mark Clayton of Nestlé Professional. All three were in agreement that while there’s […]

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Most aged care operators delight in providing a true home for their residents and constantly seek new ways to ensure their health and happiness.   But it doesn’t matter what way you spin it, getting older isn’t much fun, especially when it comes to entering aged care. Moving into a hospital, nursing home or retirement […]

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Will you be aged between 16 and 25 on under 30 September? Are you currently working in the culinary industry of Australia? Do you have what it takes? Then it’s time to step up and make your mark in the 2017 Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD. As the longest running culinary Award in the country […]

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In a major delivery model innovation for the sunshine state, Queensland Health has been working to provide pre-plated frozen meals to hospitals in remote areas. We spoke to two of the program’s pioneers, dietitian consultant Denise Cruickshank and senior project officer/food safety auditor Troy Litzow. “The impetus for the program was the need to solve […]

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