For the first time ever, Appetite for Excellence is giving two people the chance to win a place on their annual six day produce tour this July.
The two winners will join 19 of Australia’s rising culinary stars to explore Queensland’s food and drink regions, from the Southern Queensland hinterland to the Sunshine Coast. The winners will be accompanied by culinary stars such as Dan Moss from Terroir Auburn, Clare Valley and Erinn Jordan from The Catbird Seat Bistro, Brisbane, who will guide them on this food tour experience visiting local farmers, beverage makers and fisherman.
The itinerary includes visits to beef and pork producers, throwing a line in with the fishers, alongside beverage makers and fruit and vegetables growers. It’s not just the produce that will be getting a look in, there’s also incredible insight into education around soil management and sustainability practices that make Queensland produce.
Produce tour details:
Dates: 2 July – 8 July
How to apply: Please head to the link below and tell us one thing that you'd love to find out from a farmer, harvester or fisher?
Electrolux Appetite for Excellence is Australia’s only national hospitality awards program that recognises and awards talented chefs, waiters and restaurateurs who are the next generation of industry leaders. The Electrolux Appetite for Excellence program aims to nurture budding talent and give them the tools to succeed in the fast-paced hospitality industry. Now in its 12th year, the program continues to inspire young culinary talent by providing money-can’t-buy educational opportunities, exceptional training, unique experiences and esteemed mentors, with the ultimate objective of creating a sustainable industry for young professionals and the industry alike. After a lengthy process the judges from all categories have narrowed down the applications to announce the finalists, see list below.
Electrolux Australian young chef state finalists
Adrian Hart; Bennelong NSW
Alanna Sapwell; Saint Peter NSW
Anthony Hales; Thomson's Reserve QLD
Ben McShane; Kiyomi, The Star Gold coast QLD
Ben Thies; Clarke’s of North Beach WA
Charley Snadden-Wilson; Embla VIC
Clement Vachon; Wasabi Restaurant and Bar QLD
Daniel Coope;r Garden State Hotel VIC
Daniel Murphy; St Hugo SA
Josh Raine ;Urbane QLD
Khanh Nguyen; Cirrus Dining NSW
Minho Han; Appellation SA
Shui Ishizaka; Bennelong Restaurant NSW
2017 Electrolux Australian young restaurateur national finalists
Cam O’Keefe; Centra VIC
Dan Moss; Terroir Auburn SA
Erin Jordan; The Catbird Seat Bistro QLD
Thi Le; Anchovy VIC
2017 Electrolux Australian young waiter state finalists
Andrew Gale; Grossi Florentino VIC
George Papaioannou; Sixpenny NSW
Gui Fen Wong; Golden Boy SA
James Boden; St Hugo SA
Lara Graham; Wasabi Restaurant & Bar QLD
Mia McIntyre; Ecco Bistro QLD
Morgan Golledge; Blackbird Bar and Grill QLD
Richard Trezzi; Otto Ristorante NSW
Stacey Paris; Otto Ristorante NSW
Tatum Rumble; Quay Restaurant NSW