A record number of talented apprentice chefs have been selected to take part in the highly acclaimed Fonterra Proud to Be a Chef mentoring program for 2016. The 17th annual competition will see thirty-four aspiring chefs from across Australia participate in the all-expense paid culinary experience taking place in Melbourne in February 2016 – two more […]

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Students at St Thomas More Primary School celebrating International Chefs Day

Some of the country’s most talented chefs went into classrooms across Australia to help teach kids how to cook healthy meals as part of International Chefs Day. This year’s theme, Healthy Kids – Healthy Future focused on encouraging students to cook and learn about the benefits of healthy eating. Chefs from the Australian Culinary Federation […]

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The annual HTN Youth Skills Showcase was recently held at The Northern Sydney Institute Ryde Campus Ambassador Restaurant, with a team of HTN apprentices led by their chefs and mentors catering to over 70 distinguished guests. The repast commenced with canapes such as compressed apple, pork and toffee and some guests were seen going back for […]

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From the Australian Institute of Technical Chefs (AITC): Over the past few years the originally unique artisan title ‘Chef’ has been hijacked by many printed and electronic medias, where people are simply acknowledged as ‘Chef’, without possessing professional skills, attitudes, knowledge or experience required in commercial cookery. A chef in Australia is not a regulated tradesperson, […]

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Amanda Polsen (aged 24), an apprentice chef at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra, and Georgia Harrison (aged 22), an apprentice chef at the National Press Club, have been crowned the National winners of the 2015 Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD. Team ACT battled it out in the kitchen against the country’s eight best junior chef teams […]

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Australia’s best junior chefs are preparing to turn up the heat at the National Final of the 2015 Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD. Taking the nationals to a new, much more public venue, over two days (Sunday 20th and Monday 21st September) the finalist teams will cook-off live in front of Fine Food Australia attendees […]

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Restaurant & Catering Australia, Clubs Australia, the Australian Hotels Association and Accommodation Association of Australia have joined together to protest the proposed introduction of mandatory Country of Original Labelling (CoOL) for the foodservice sector, particularly for cooked and pre-prepared seafood. They say it would increase compliance costs and administrative red tape for foodservice businesses across […]

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Golden Chefs Hat 2015

The Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD, Australia’s longest running culinary competition for young chefs, has received a record-breaking number of registrations into this year’s competition.[1] Standout registration levels came from New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland South regions. Pat Stobbs, Country Business Manager, Nestlé Professional Oceania, says that this year’s entry levels are outstanding, […]

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