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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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Perfect Italiano Capture the Moment winning entry - 'Little Break' by Aidan Rawlins, apprentice at Black Coffee Lyrics in Surfers Paradise QLD

Perfect Italiano’s opportunity for Australia’s foodservice professionals to showcase their creativity by capturing a special moment at work in a photograph has paid off for the five place-winners and 15 runner-up finalists. The photo entries, taken by digital camera, iPhone or Android device were uploaded to the Club Perfect website where they were judged for […]

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This satirical story from well-known and respected Black Hat Chef George Hill describes some of the potentially negative influences which modern chefs need to be on the lookout for. Click here to read online or right-click and ‘save as’ to download

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Recent media speculation on the quality of imported seafood has hit record levels, with talkback radio jocks and even members of parliament weighing in on the subject. In response, the Seafood Importers Association (SIAA) headed by Norman Grant is doing its best to tackle the misconceptions and outright errors of fact that have gained currency […]

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Now available from chef Glenn Austin, former Continental Director, Pacific Rim for the World Association of Cooks’ Societies (WACS) among many other career achievements, comes his first book – ‘A Book About A Cook’. By turns volatile, outspoken, dedicated and passionate, Glenn’s book opens a window to his early life and the people who helped […]

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