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Texture modified food is a necessity for many patients in health and aged care, but its unappetising nature as traditionally presented may soon be a thing of the past. A number of hospitals are now serving minced and pureed food which has been moulded and frozen into a replica of its natural state – and […]

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Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), through its dedicated foodservice program Rare Medium, has kicked off 2018 with the launch of two new digital resources designed for foodservice professionals. MLA Foodservice Manager Mary-Jane Morse said the resources were developed to provide chefs with accessible education and inspiration about Australian beef, lamb, goat and veal. “As the […]

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On 31 January 2018 the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, announced the 24 organisations selected to deliver the Australian Government’s new Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA) program. The ISMAA program will provide intensive support to around 45,000 Australian Apprentices in the first two years of their […]

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Marking the inaugural Qantas 787 Dreamliner flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles today, one of Australia’s favourite sweet treats will be making a surprise on-board appearance, with a unique aviation twist.   Nestlé Professional has teamed up with Qantas to create bespoke Allen’s Fantales in celebration of the Qantas 787 Dreamliner fleet, the most advanced long-haul aircraft […]

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“There are certain traditional aspects of festive season food that are always going to be with us, but where you can be creative is in what you serve with it,” says Fonterra Foodservice Corporate Chef Peter Wright, adding that festive season catering presents great opportunities for innovation. “A roast turkey can be very traditional or […]

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As National Food Manager and Group Executive Chef for Spirit Hotels, Gary Johnson oversees some 88 pubs around the country which employ around 300 chefs. Sixty of these are open for Christmas Day, and even those that aren’t cater for an extensive range of corporate end of year functions and events over the festive period. […]

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To see how a traditional standalone function centre approaches the festive season, we visit The Terrace at Melbourne’s Royal Botanical Gardens – which operates as a tearoom-style café by day and dedicated function centre by night. Described as “Melbourne’s best kept secret for receptions and corporate events”, the Terrace’s food operation is run by major […]

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Next year, 2018 will see the 19th iteration of Australia’s number one foodservice mentoring program which gives culinary apprentices from all over the nation the opportunity to be part of a life-changing experience. Entries closed at the end of October for Fonterra Proud to Be a Chef, which helps create tomorrow’s culinary leaders through the […]

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