prizes restaurateur

more like a scholarship than a competition (although there is the young restaurateurs crown to work towards) no matter what stage of the program you make it to there are definitely benefits along the way!!


  • if you are not selected as a national finalist you will receive brief feedback regarding your application from the judging panel
  • the opportunity for you and some of your staff to participate in an educational workshop during 2016

national finalists

  • certificate
  • an invitation to the all-expenses paid produce tour of one of Australia’s leading food and wine region to meet and learn from some Australia’s world renowned dairy, seafood, meat, horticulture and viticulture producers. This is made possible with support from partners such as Porkstar, Dairy Australia, and Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
  • be given the opportunity to invite some of your staff to participate in a one day skills workshop in your home state during 2016
  • join our alumni and network with past young restaurateur national finalists
  • be part of a think tank where our past young restaurateurs come together as a collaborative to share business issues, discuss new ideas and solutions as a group.
  • networking lunch/drinks with the judging panel (young restaurateur national finalists & panel only)

australian young restaurateur of the year 

  • certificate and trophy
  • attend “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant” awards 2017 or “The Worlds 50 Best Restaurant” awards 2017 as a guest of Sanpellegrino
  • return overseas flights to attend the awards, courtesy of Virgin Australia*
  • $8000 cash to be invested in their business under the guidance of the panel
  • professional culinary (food’n’booze) photographer will provide professional imagery for the Electrolux Australian young restaurateur 2016 to include; venue, menu, and portrait, with full editorial rights for magazines, newspapers, website and marketing

restaurant benefits

  • Electrolux will provide you with a selection of premium domestic kitchen appliances of your choice to the value of $5000 RRP
  • publicity and exposure for your establishment, with national media distribution and visibility

*terms and conditions apply


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