Electrolux Appetite for Excellence will join Sydney’s favourite food festival, Taste of Sydney in March. Alumni chefs from the ultimate national hospitality industry awards program, will showcase their skills in a cook off in the Electrolux Taste Theatre, on Saturday 11 March.
For the first time, Josh Niland of Saint Peter and Richard Ousby of Stokehouse will take part in the cook offs, judged by Lyndey Milan and members of the audience. This year four members of the audience will find a golden ticket under their chair, which means they will take on the role of either a Golden Judge or a Golden Sous Chef. The role of a Golden Judge will be to critique the chefs on technique, creativity and expertise, Golden Sous Chefs will assist with the preparation of each dish in the hope of accompanying the chefs to victory. All audience members will vote anonymously for the mystery box the chefs are to cook from, with the chefs then having 15 minutes to create and produce their best dish.
Applications are now open for Electrolux Appetite for Excellence, now in its twelfth year, and will close on 3 April. The awards are tasked with uncovering young culinary talent across Australia including Young Chef, Young Waiter and Young Restaurateur of the year. The program has an unparalleled record of discovering Australia’s best new talent. Alumni include: Josh Niland from critically acclaimed Saint Peter in Sydney; Adam D’Sylva from Melbourne’s Coda and Tonka; Leanne Altmann sommelier from Melbourne’s Supernormal; Restaurateur Danielle Gjestland from Wasabi in Noosa; and 2015 Electrolux Young Chef Jake Kellie, who has recently taken on the head chef position at Davy Pynt’s Burnt Ends in Singapore.
Taste of Sydney and Appetite for Excellence Electrolux Taste Theatre schedule:
Brazilian Fields Centennial Park
Saturday 11 March: 13:00 – 13:30