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The program is designed to help create tomorrow’s culinary leaders through the recognition, professional development and ongoing support of today’s apprentices. “Our focus is on identifying and developing the raw talent of those incredibly passionate young Chefs who want to excel in the foodservice industry,” explains Fonterra Foodservice Channel Marketing Manager Alastair McCausland. “We aim […]

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The first heat of the HTN & ACF Inter Schools Culinary Challenge was recently held at TAFE NSW Hamilton Campus, followed by further heats at TAFE NSW Campbelltown Campus and TAFE NSW Ryde Campus. The culinary competition provided an opportunity for high school students who are studying hospitality to demonstrate their skill and capability. The […]

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Larry Oberkfell

The Foodservice Suppliers Association Australia (FSAA) has announced the speakers and topics for its 2017 annual Conference, to be held Tuesday September 12 in Sydney to coincide with this year’s Fine Food Australia trade show.   The theme of this year’s event is “Striving for Excellence”, and the FSAA has secured Larry Oberkfell, CEO/President of […]

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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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‘The current debate on penalty rates for weekend work focus on the wrong issue’, comments George Hill, President of the “Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs”. ‘For decades, the industry has debated the problem not the root cause. It is not about penalty rates. The real issue is about appropriate level of compensation to hire a professionally trained person.’

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The second wave of the Chefs Decision awards has been dubbed the ‘Saucy edition’. Over 600 chefs across the nation have voted to decide the best sauce products on a range of criteria including taste, texture, ease of use, authenticity, colour and value. The six category winners are: Tomato sauce (bulk)                       –              Heinz Tomato […]

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The Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD regional heats are wrapped and aside from the most teams from the most regions around Australia entering into the 2016 Award, six of ten finalist teams are talented all-girl duos – the biggest female chef team representation in the history of Australia’s longest running culinary competition for young chefs. […]

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Regional Clubs show they’re kings of the kitchen at 2016 Chef’s Table Awards In a coup for NSW food lovers, the top three prizes at the prestigious 2016 Chef’s Table Awards all went to regional clubs at last night’s gala ceremony at The Epping Club. It’s the first time that regional clubs have so authoritatively […]

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