Category:regional dining

recipes: tiwi college project by aaron ward and troy crisante

During their time on the island, young chefs Aaron Ward & Troy Crisante cooked some of their secret recipes for the Tiwi College Project, and shared these recipes along with some of their chef’s secrets with the college. The marinades are perfect for a BBQ at home.

the insider’s guide to eating/drinking in the yarra valley with kelvin shaw

Ever wondered where those in the biz head to for great eating/drinking? We’re often asked so we headed to our #youngexcellence for the lowdown and the insider’s guide to eating/drinking around the Yarra Valley with chef/owner of Altair Restaurant Kelvin Shaw.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

eat/drink south australia with Dan Moss

Where do you go for coffee before work/after work/not at work? Abbots and Kinney on Pirie St in Adelaide is the best going around.  They have delish pastries and ripping coffee.  Jonny Pisanelli is a young man doing all the right things.  Lucia’s in the Central Markets in South Australia offers a traditional Italian approach, great for people watching.  It […]

inspiration in the kitchen that comes from a musician

By Dominc Rolfe Chef/owner of Africola in Adelaide, Duncan Welgemoed was raised in Johannesburg and brings to his restaurant the flavours of his youth along with a no nonsense attitude. It’s all about being passionate, creative and having the ability to reinvent yourself to stay current…. What does the word hospitality mean to you and how has […]

Matt Dempsey young chef to restaurateur

by Lilani Goonesena Young Chef of the Year 2009 and Young Restaurateur National Finalist 2014 – Matt Dempsey  was Executive Chef at Pettavel Winery when he entered the Appetite for Excellence Young Chef program in 2009. “I entered because the prizes looked really cool,” he says with a laugh. “I thought I’d have a go, […]

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!