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and it’s almost a wrap…

And the awards go to….

it’s been a big year so far. We’ve created new initiatives – Appetite for Young Swines; held cook off’s & wait offs; took this years alumni on a produce tour and last month we celebrated Australia’s innovative fresh produce – our young talent – at our awards night in Sydney

on the radar…jake kellie and the opening of the lakeside mill

Jake Kellie’s dream is to one day open his own regional restaurant in Victoria. So when the offer arose to come on-board as Head Chef at The Lakeside Mill, it was an opportunity too good to refuse and takes him one step closer to his dream…. It has been an incredibly rewarding journey for the […]

what does hospitality mean to Danielle Gjestland?

Hospitality means being in the moment with your client and your staff, taking the time to really be engaged, gracious and generous with your time. I think that’s really important from both a staff and client point of view.

the insider’s guide to eating/drinking in Canberra

Ever wondered where those in the biz head to for great eating and drinking? We’re often asked so we headed to our  #youngexcellence almuni for the lowdown and the insider’s guide to eating/drinking….Canberra with AKIBA & Sages Andy Day. Where do you go for coffee before work/after work/not at work? We’re spoilt for choice in Canberra […]

This is the Gurnard recipe you have to try!

Gurnard, nettles, artichokes, toasted cream & crab head sauce by Aaron Ward

recipe: nam jim oysters by kelvin shaw

Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 1 hour Skills needed: beginner Serves: 3 doz oysters Ingredients 3tbs    Palm Sugar 1          Long Red Chilli seeded and diced 1          Stick of lemongrass top inch and bottom inch discarded then thinly slice 1          Bunch of coriander, washed thoroughly and sliced stems & leaves 2          Limes 1          […]

and it’s almost a wrap…

And the awards go to…. it’s been a big year so far. We’ve created new initiatives – Appetite for Young Swines; held cook off’s & wait offs; took this years alumni on a produce tour and last month we celebrated Australia’s innovative fresh produce – our young talent – at our awards night in Sydney. […]