Category:QLD

AWARDS NIGHT ON THE SANDS OF NOOSA

This year, we held our awards night on Monday 14 August on the iconic sands of Noosa beach, on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast – as a BBQ Beach Party, catered by Australia’s best young chefs using the best Queensland produce, under the glittering stars of Noosa. We showcased & celebrated the quality, diversity and unique […]

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.

Young Waiter & Young Chef National Finalists 2016

We’ve had the pleasure over the last few weeks to meet some wonderfully talented young waiters & chef’s who were selected to take part in national judging for Electrolux Australian Young Waiter & Young Chef 2016. It’s not all judging, there has been masterclasses, industry talks with the judges about hospitality as an industry & […]

Electrolux Australian Young Chef state finalists announced

Firstly, we would like to acknowledge every chef who entered this year, followed by those that came to Sydney to cook and meet our judges over the last two days. It was an absolute pleasure to meet the finalists – all of whom have a wonderful outlook, are individually talented and passionately committed to their […]

culinary talent announced for 2016

After a month of deliberations, we are excited to announce the results. The selected young culinary talent have had their applications reviewed and now face a series of skills testing and interviews with the judges; Christine Manfield, Peter Gilmore, Luke Mangan, Danielle Gjestland, David Pynt, Lisa van Haandel, Guy Grossi to name but a few […]

Courtney Nichols – eat/drink brisbane

Courtney Nichols, restaurant supervisor at The Balfour Kitchen in Brisbane shares her favourite places for great eat/drink experiences in her home state of Queensland! Where do you go for coffee before work/after work/not at work? Coffee is always great at the Three Little Monkeys in West End.  This place is deceivingly huge with so many different […]

Kim Galea – eat & drink insider knowledge

See where else to eat & drink around the country: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Kim Galea is one of our Young Restaurateur national finalists of 2015 and is the co-owner of Pitchfork Restaurant  in Peregian Beach. Kim shares her favourite places for great eat & drink experiences on the Sunshine Coast!

AUSTRALIA’S YOUNG CULINARY TALENT SHORTLISTED 2015

After a month of reviewing the young, up & coming culinary talent across Australia, we can reveal the results.  These young restaurateurs, waiters & chefs national finalists have a series of interviews & skills testing with some of Australia’s hospitality heavyweights. Judges such as Christine Manfield, Danielle Gjestland, David Thompson, Duncan Welgemoed, James Viles, Luke Mangan, Mark […]

Danielle Gjestland, following your passion

written by Dominic Rolfe A couple of years ago, Danielle Gjestland stood watching her father and husband argue about how the trench on their new farm should be dug. When they reached the point of refusing to talk to each other, the sinewy blonde hitched a trailer to the car, hired a trench-digger having never […]