After being named Electrolux Australian Young Chef 2015, part of Jake Kellie’s prize was a trip to Europe to increase his skills, knowledge and learn more about culinary techniques. Appetite, Electrolux and Sanpellegrino devised a special trip for him; from visiting one of our judges in Singapore; staging for 3 days at Faviken in Sweden; visiting Electrolux innovation centre in Stockholm; spending 4 days at Italy’s international culinary school ALMA to sampling the delights at Parma. He’also planned some visits of his own along the way;
10 October 2016
departed Australia for a stopover in Singapore organised by Appetite for Excellence. Whilst in Singapore, I visited one of the judges – Dave Pynt & his restaurant as well as a few other Australian chefs based there. Sam Aisbett @ Whitegrass; Ryan Clift @ Tippling Club and Soren Lascelles – one of the Appetite Alumni – @ Grand Hyatt.
14 October 2016
landed London and quickly caught up with some buds – George Tomlin – another Appetite alumni chef – @ The Clove Club and a few others before getting on a plane to Denmark
24 October 2016:
heading to Faviken for a 3 day stage organised by Electrolux and Appetite.
28 October 2016
landing Stockholm from Ostersund to spend the day @ Electrolux HQ, the innovation centre and the Swedish culinary team’s test kitchen.
01 November 2016
arrive in Corlono for 4 days @ ALMA the International centre of education for Italian culinary cuisine.
02 – 05 November 2016
a whole lot of training from Italian pasta training session, “The Marchese Code” training with Gualtiero Marchese, Touring the ALMA wine cellar & tasting lesson to Italian pastry.
06 November 2016
travel to France
10 November 2016
travel home (Australia)