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A4X Young Restaurateur

Since 2005, when the awards program was founded, our judges have been privy to an incredible array of talent, skills and creativity. Each year the level of talent increases, indicating that Australia has a wealth of amazing next generation hospitality professionals.

Appetite for excellence is Australia’s only national hospitality awards program that recognises and awards talented chefs, waiters and restaurateurs who are the next generation of industry leaders. we aim to inspire young culinary talent by providing the opportunity to increase skills, knowledge and networks, creating unique experiences and enviable prizes with the ultimate objective of creating a sustainable industry for young professionals and the industry alike. Curious to know what happens, what the judges are looking for, advice from past young chefs and the dates you will need to keep free? we’ve put together some info for you about each stage below.


The Rules


What The Judges Look For

Top Tips


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