Apprentice Chefs Culinary Competition 2010

Posted by Josette Dunn on 11th August 2010

Hospitality Training Network (HTN) and MARS Food Australia coordinate Australia’s largest competition series annually for future chefs.

The well publicised skills shortage in the commercial cookery sector highlights the need to promote the career of a professional chef and HTN actively pursues applicants to meet their demand average of 100 cooking apprenticeship vacancies listed all year round.

The competition provides an ideal opportunity for cooking apprentices and trainees to engage in structured skill development, further enhance their unmistakable passion for the culinary art and celebrate the excellence of cookery as a career without limits.

It also provides an opportunity for apprentices and trainees to network, form long lasting friendships with other like minded young people and to display their individual culinary talent.

In excess of 280 commercial cookery apprentices have now competed in the HTN and MARS Food Australia 2010 Apprentice Chefs Culinary Competition series which encompassed ten regional heats coordinated throughout NSW and ACT – thus providing the industry with the largest and most exciting commercial cookery competition in the country.

The series Grand Final will be held on Tuesday, 7th September 2010 at TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute – Ryde College.

MARS Food Australia, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Krio Krush, MAS National, Fraser & Hughes, Futura Training, Hennessy Coffee, Sandhurst Fine Foods, Cobram Estate, Australian Olive Association, TAFE NSW and CIT have generously supported HTN as sponsors of this initiative, ensuring that the commercial cookery sector’s future is assured.