Category:VIC

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.

food for thought charity event for beyondblue

details of the chefs cooking below this article Over 3 million Australian’s suffer from the effects of anxiety or depression and is extremely prevalent across all sectors of the hospitality industry. Long, anti-social hours, easy access to drugs and alcohol; highly pressurised work environments coupled with the stigma attached to talking about your mental health […]

La Louisiane Cocktail Recipe with George Papaioannou

George Papaioannou, waiter at Luxembourg in Melbourne describes his service style as approachable, knowledgeable, humble. He also loves a good cocktail & shared his ‘cocktail of the now’ recipe with us along with his predictions for 2017 below.

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          […]

Castagna wines

By Lilana Goonesena Former film director Julian Castagna and his son, Adam, have turned the spotlight onto making exceptional, natural wines. “I make wine because I love wine,” says Julian simply. “At the beginning, I kidded myself that I made the wine; I think the land makes the wine. “In the 1920’s, Rudolf Steiner [founder […]

Sam Christie: finding inspiration in the hospitality industry

by Dominic Rolfe What does the word hospitality mean to you and how has it changed since you started? Hospitality means taking care of your customers and making sure they’re having a great meal, are enjoying the experience and making sure they leave in a positive mindset. They are the basics of hospitality – you […]

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 […]

keeping it local, but not for long

by Lilani Goonesena It is freezing in the dark morning on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, just off the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, Victoria. We are wrapped in so many layers it’s difficult to turn our heads or grip the sides of the charter boat that takes us out on the bay. We […]