Media Release – Friday 8 November 2013

Three lucky and very talented local chefs are set to be awarded major scholarships to Singapore, Perth and Tasmania as part of the forchefs program. The recipients will be announced at the annual forchefs awards night to be held on Monday 18 September.

The forchefs program has been developed for chefs, by chefs, to meet the training needs of the hospitality industry. The program runs in close partnership with the Capital Region Farmers Market, supported by the Rotary Club of Hall.

“The forchefs program embraces a paddock to plate philosophy which is why it’s such a great fit with our market,” said Adrienne Moss, spokesperson for the Capital Region Farmers Market.

“Our partnership creates a connection between our apprentices and local growers and producers, and provides the opportunity to build skills in presenting cooking demonstrations for the public, meeting growers and being immersed in the market’s community.

This year there are eight finalists with chefs coming from several great local restaurants including The Artisan, The Lobby, Eighty Six and T on the Square. The chefs will be judged on skill development, team work and participation, meeting learning outcomes and showing resilience in the kitchen and their profession. Three apprentices will be awarded scholarships on the night – one to work at the Henry Jones Art Hotel in Tasmania, one at three chef hat restauarant, Clarke’s at North Beach in Perth, and one to a Michelin star restaurant in Singapore.

“We are pleased that the Rotary Club of Hall has once again sponsored scholarships for the leading apprentices, and we wish all the finalists well.

“And as always, don’t miss the talented forchefs at the Capital Region Farmers Market on the first Saturday of each month,” Adrienne concluded.

The awards night will be held on Monday 18 November at The Abbey Function Centre at Federation Square and is a ticketed event

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