Category:where are they now

award winning chef, Jake Kellie’s new beginnings

written by Dominic Rolf Late last year, a message from Burnt Ends owner and chef, Dave Pynt, pinged into Jake Kellie’s inbox. It was an offer to work at Pynt’s restaurant in Singapore. Kellie had met Pynt a week earlier on a four-day swing through Singapore the restaurant he’s taken to Number 14 in Asia (and […]

She swirls, she slurps, she serves!

by Dominic Rolfe   Leanne Altmann perched on her hotel balcony in Tournon-sur-Rhône and gazed up at the hill of Hermitage. It was 2002 and still a few months before torrential rain would turn the vintage into one of the most forgettable of recent times. But at this moment, Altmann is mid-epiphany. Not only has […]

Hot new restaurant to open in 2016

Jake Kellie, our Electrolux Australian Young Chef 2015 has joined The Lakeside Mill in Pakenham, just outside Melbourne. Due to open in mid February, Jake has been working hard over the last few months to get the kitchen team, equipment and menu ready.  It’s been a busy 12 months for Jake, being named ‘Electrolux Australian […]

George Tomlin’s trip of a lifetime

as part of his prize, George Tomlin has an incredible trip visiting several regions in Italy – put together by Sanpellegrino, Electrolux & Appetite. From visiting Italy’s international culinary school ALMA to learn more about Italian cuisine, staging with Michelin star chef Giancarlo Morelli & sampling the delights at Parma to seeing the intricacies of how […]

Penny Grant – Raising the bar

written by Lilani Goonesena At 21, Penny Grant was one of the youngest waiter finalists in the 2008 program. She was then working at ISIS Brasserie (later Ortiga) in Brisbane, but had just accepted a junior sommelier role at Circa, The Prince in Melbourne. “The program definitely helped me to better understand the industry, and […]