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 […]

Burning Brightly: The Aussie Chef Lighting Up Singapore

article by Dominic Rolfe From the moment he got behind a pizza oven in a family-run Italian restaurant in Perth’s City Beach, David Pynt wanted to open his own restaurant. But it was during five unforgiving months at a London pop-up in a railway arch during the 2012 summer that he knew he had to […]


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 […]

Electrolux Appetite for Excellence National Finalists Announced

Over the last few weeks young waiters and chefs from around the country flew to Sydney to participate in some unique challenges. Each of these individuals deserves to be recognised, not only for putting themselves forward but […]