Rare Medium Magazine

This issue could just be my proudest to date. Focusing on the next generation of foodservice leaders, it tells the stories of a swathe of young, passionate and incredibly talented individuals who I cannot thank enough for the energy and enthusiasm they have poured into its pages…

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27 March 2020: Important Announcement

In light of the unprecedented and uncertain times that the hospitality industry is currently experiencing we have made the difficult but necessary decision to hit pause on the Appetite for Excellence awards for this year. As our industry navigates these unchartered...

2020 Applications OPEN!

Applications for Appetite for Excellence 2020 Young Chef, Young Waiter and Young Restaurateur, Australia’s most prestigious awards for young hospitality talent, are now open.  Founded in 2005 by Luke Mangan OAM and Lucy Allon, Appetite for Excellence is Australia’s...

Alumni Profile: Shui Ishizaka – 2017 Young Chef winner

Shui Ishizaka, our Appetite for Excellence 2017 Young Chef, visited Sydney recently as part of Thomas Frebel’s Good Food Month collaboration with Clayton Wells at Wells' two-hat restaurant, Automata. Working under Peter Gilmore at Bennelong Sydney when he entered and...

The Inspired Series lands in New York City!

Friday, 22 November 2019 Luke Mangan OAM announced today that The Inspired Series, a program of inspirational and motivational talks for the industry by the industry, will host its very first international event in New York City, in collaboration with the Australian...

The Inspired Series at The World Gourmet Symposium

Exclusive Inspired Series World Gourmet Symposium Event for WA Hospitality Students with world culinary leaders Marco Pierre White, Josh Niland and Kylie Javier Ashton As part of the hugely successful WA Gourmet Escape presented by Westpac, The World Gourmet Symposium...

Appetite for Excellence announces 2019 National Finalists

Appetite for Excellence, the ultimate national awards program which fosters the next generation of hospitality professionals, has today announced the 2019 national finalists, after a rigorous judging process. The finalists were chosen by a prestigious panel made up of...