By Amelia Ball
SYDNEY: Electrolux has come on board as the new naming rights partner for award-winning chef Luke Mangan’s hospitality awards program, Electrolux Appetite for Excellence.
The program is made up of three categories – Young Chef, Young Waiter, and new this year, Young Restaurateur.
Searching Australia for emerging talent within the restaurant and catering industry, Electrolux Appetite for Excellence aims to inspire, support and educate future industry leaders, providing unique career opportunities and enviable prizes.
As a specialist manufacturer of domestic and professional kitchen appliances, Electrolux has been a supporting partner of Appetite for Excellence since its inception in 2005 but has now joined the program in this larger naming rights capacity.
Electrolux Home Products Australia managing director John Brown said they were thrilled to increase their involvement with the inspiring program to assist the next generation of leading chefs, waiters and restaurateurs in Australia.
“Electrolux shares the same philosophy as Appetite for Excellence, with global initiatives that aim to nurture the development of young professionals involved in our industry,” he said.
All state finalists win a five-day tour of one of Australia’s leading food and wine regions, while the grand prize package includes a chance to represent Australia in the S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup in Venice, a trip to both S.Pellegrino in the Italian Alps and Acqua Panna in Tuscany and one month’s work experience at a world-leading restaurant overseas.
In addition, winners will receive a two-day trip to Henschke in the Eden Valley, SA, $5000 cash to assist with travel and work experience expenses and a trophy.
The Electrolux Young Restaurateur prize package includes a trip to the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants, $10,000 cash prize, mentoring and the opportunity to meet Australia’s leading chefs and restaurateurs.