Restaurants around the world are expected to follow up a trying year led by promotions with a return to focussing on quality. The price focus that has driven sales this year will remain to an extent but...

The finest young chefs and waiters in the Australian restaurant industry were rewarded last night at the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence national awards ceremony in Sydney. Matthew Dempsey, from the...

Australian chef Jake Nicholson has claimed third place for Australia in the prestigious San Pellegrino Cooking Cup, held in Venice late last month. Nicholson’s dish of John Dory, baby squid in ink...

A young Hobart restaurant worker who believed she was being underpaid has triggered a review of the entitlements of more than 220 of her co-workers.While the 22-year-old will be reimbursed almost $70,...

Australia’s finest young chefs and waiters last week completed a tour of Victoria’s leading food and wine regions in preparation for judging of the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence competition. The...

The state finalists for the prestigious Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Awards were announced last week in three categories: Electrolux Young Chef, Electrolux Young Waiter and Electrolux Young Restaurateur. Now...

Restaurants have to focus on innovation when creating their entrée and side dish menus, according to new research from the US. Darren Tristano, Executive Vice-President at foodservice consultant Technomic,...

The leading industry body for the restaurant sector is worried about the potential impact of the Award Modernisation proposal on the industry next year. “It is disappointing … that we are under...

The owner of acclaimed Melbourne restaurant Vue de Monde believes that restaurants can safely negotiate the downturn provided they continue to budget and plan more effectively. “Current economic...

Applications for Electrolux Appetite for Excellence, the ultimate national competition for young hospitality professionals are now open. The new season brings exciting news for the program as it welcomes...