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2017 state & national finalists announced

We’ve selected this year’s young guns after careful consideration. They’ll now converge on Sydney to 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. Follow their progress here on our website,  Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. 2017 electrolux australian […]

Australian Young Chef 2017 finalists announced

After almost a month of deliberations, we’re excited to announce our 2017 young chef finalists who are coming to Sydney next week to meet our judges. It’s going to be an intense few days where one of their dishes will be scrutinised by industry heavyweights David Pynt, Duncan Welgemoed, Peter Doyle, Richard Ousby & Troy […]

Recipe: Wallis Lake Bonito in warm pickle of tarragon and garlic

A highlight of the national finalists produce tour through NSW this year was having the opportunity to cook for the fisher community of Wallis Lake at a pop up restaurant at the Forster Tuncurry race track. The young chefs chose from that morning’s catch thanks to the Wallis Lake Fisherman’s Co-Op. Below is the recipe for […]

When your kitchen garden is a stunning 2000 acres

Restaurants and chefs are getting more involved in understanding the supply chain of how their produce arrives to their door and how it is grown.  It goes beyond the source to researching the principals behind the farmers, their practices and philosophy. For the last few years, they and restaurateurs have been taking it a step further purchasing […]

The success and failure of the Wallis Lake Fisherman’s Co-Op is driven by its people

The success and failure of the Wallis Lake Fisherman’s cooperative is driven by its people – ‘the family’

designing chefs: mal meiers is pottering around..

These days it’s not enough for young chefs to just be designing delectable dishes on a daily basis they’re putting their talents into other avenues specifically the tools of their trades… We’ve seen chefs input into the designing of kitchens in new venues, choosing the crockery and tableware to the music that’s played during service. Some […]

why apply?

Thinking about entering Electrolux Appetite for Excellence? Here are 10 ways it could boost your career. “Appetite for Excellence ” a program meaning exactly that, is wonderful  initiative that not only gave me more confidence in what I do, but more importantly gave me the tool of ‘listening’. This program is about a collective, a […]

the insider’s guide to eating/drinking central coast with cameron cansdell

Ever wondered where those in the biz head to for great eating and drinking? We’re often asked so we asked our #youngexcellence for the lowdown and the insider’s guide to eating/drinking….Avoca with Cameron Cansdell chef/owner of Bombini restaurant in Avoca.