prizes (restaurateur)

the program is designed to be more like a scholarship than a competition, so at each stage there is a benefit – all you need to do is apply! Good luck and don’t forget you can contact our office at info@appetiteforexcellence or 02 9078 8126 if you need help!


  • 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 2017

national finalists

  • certificate
  • an 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 Fisheries Research and Development CorporationRare Medium and Porkstar
  • be given the opportunity to invite some of your staff to participate in a one day skills workshop in your home state during 2017-2018
  • 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. TBC
  • networking lunch/drinks with the judging panel (young restaurateur national finalists & panel only)

australian young restaurateur of the year 

  • certificate and trophy
  • return economy international flights to asia or europe courtesy of Virgin Australia* to participate in an overseas trip
  • $5000 cash to be invested in their business under the guidance of the panel
  • a business mentor to the value of $3000

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