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Entries open for Bocuse d’Or Australian Selection 2017

Australian chefs who wish to test their skills at the world’s most prestigious culinary competition are invited to enter the Bocuse d’Or Australian Selection, being held at Foodservice Australia in Melbourne on 30 May 2017.

The winner of the Australian Selection contest and their commis will represent Australia at the Bocuse d’Or Asia Pacific in 2018. If placed in the top five of this competition, they will go on to compete in Bocuse d’Or 2019 in Lyon, against 23 other teams from around the world.

To enter, chefs must hold an Australian passport and be 23 years or older by January 2019. They must submit an entry form at www.bocusedoraustralia.com.au and upload recipes and photos for two dishes using mandatory ingredients. Four chefs and their commis will be selected by a panel of chefs to battle for over five hours in front of a live audience to prepare these two courses.

Executive chef at Atlantic Group Tom Milligan, a previous Bocuse d’Or candidate and this year’s president, said that entering the Australian Selection is not for the faint-hearted. “It is a big commitment to training and competing over the next two years,” he warned.

“Therefore at the Australian Selection we are not just assessing the flair, flavour and presentation of their dishes; we are actually more interested in their composure under pressure, their kitchen organisational skills and their interaction with their commis chef.”

Entries close 30 April 2017.


Bridget De Lange of Enchanted Adventure Garden

Bridget describes her role, her lifestyle and the benefits of working on the Mornington Peninsula in an industry she loves: Tourism & Hospitality. Find out what the industry has to offer you!


Young Tourism Leaders QLD - Nikki Dudley


Kick starting her career in the tourism mecca of Airlie Beach in 2007, Nikki subsequently pursued a tourism career via the local economic development agency, followed by the state tourism board.

Nikki now boasts over ten years’ experience in the fields of tourism marketing, communications, digital publicity, project delivery and economic development.

She currently shares her time managing three businesses, including a boutique Public Relations & Copy Writing business specialising in the tourism and construction industries, Building & Interiors business and DIY home renovation blog - nooks & cranny.


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Penny Takenaga of Mornington Racing Club

Penny shares her love the Mornington Peninsula, and horses of course! She always dreamed of working in a horse-related area and now she loves working in hospitality and working with a variety of people. Penny tells us about the opportunities for people re-entering the workforce in tourism and hospitality and what it takes to succeed.


Josh Tirant of Flinders Hotel

Josh Tirant is Head Chef at Flinders Hotel. In this video Josh shares his inspirations, motivations, and passion for being a chef as well as the lifestyle benefits of his profession.

Australian Tourism Awards

Michael Cole of Georgie Bass

Michael Cole shares his love of the Mornington Peninsula's local environment and produce and the lifestyle his job as a chef provides. Be inspired to find and live a life like Michael's, loving what you do and where you do it!


Jessica Marshall of Londonderry at Red Hill

Jessica shares how her education has shaped her career and has led her to a fulfilling role in food and beverage. She shares how her employer took a chance on her and gave her every opportunity to progress her career.


Leith Gooding of Endota Spa, Red Hill

Leith tells us about her role as a business owner in tourism. She shares her vision for customer service and what it means to be a true tourism professional, ensuring that every customer is totally satisfied. She shares her tips for those seeking employment in tourism and hospitality; it's all about passion for what you do!

Ascet: Dont waste another year

Tracey Fleming of Blue Mini Cafe

Tracey speaks of starting out in hospitality at the very bottom and finding her way into business ownership and entrepreneurship. She is now her own boss and her own visionary, following and setting her dreams, every day!

Canberra Institute of Technology