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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Henschke – we’ll drink to that

Henschke is a name entwined with Australian wine history. Proudly entrenched in the history of their region and craft, fifth generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and his wife, renowned viticulturist Prue are at the helm. They invited our young waiters, Breanna Lawler, Brooke Adey and Gerald Ryan to spend two days with them at their property. Breanna, Brooke and Gerald got […]

unadulterated & refined

Written by Chloe Proud, Mathew McNamara, Michael Cole Jim and Lisa at Longridge Olives in Netherton, South Australia have been producing for 16 years. Their 100 acre property of rolling hills is defined by a Mediterranean climate, sandy soil with high salinity and a rainfall of 450ml/year on average. They believe this to be the […]

henschke – a family affair

by Joshua Niland and Sonia Bandera Most people who enjoy a cheeky tipple every now and again (or more than a tipple, more often) will understand how special one might feel standing at the foot of Henschke’s Hill of Grace vineyard with Prue Henschke herself. The 2013 Electrolux Appetite for Excellence National finalists were fortunate […]

nose to tail of fishing

written by braden white, julia paussa & stephanie jacob We were lucky enough to meet Glen and Tracey Hill, who own and self-operate Wild Coorong Seafood in South Australia, and experience for ourselves a day in the life of a fisherman and the challenges faced within the fishing industry. Glen Hill has been a fisherman […]

turning a boyhood dream into a farming culture – pitchford produce

Written by Frank Fawkner, Bianca Welsh and Hugh Holland From the moment we walked onto the fields of fresh produce and met Graeme and his father John, the positive family farm culture was infectious. Graeme and his father have an incredible passion and wealth of knowledge teamed with positive and sustainable practices. For us, talking […]