April 27th, 2010 nola
It was a frenzy of change at the S.Pellegrino World’s Best 50 Restaurants announcements this week when Famed Spanish restaurant elBulli restaurant of Ferran Adria lost its crown as the world’s best after 4 years at the top, beaten to the number one spot by Denmark’s rising star Noma in Copenhagen.
panel of more than 800 international critics, journalists and food experts voted 2 Michelin Star restaurant Noma as best in the world for its Nordic specialities in a converted 18th century shipping warehouse.
It has become a favourite of gourmets worldwide for using seasonal and local ingredients to create dishes such as radishes in edible soil by 32-year-old chef Rene Redzepi. It was number two in last year’s list.
British restaurant The Fat Duck outside London, run by chef Heston Blumenthal, took third place in this year’s list. Blumenthal and Adria have since the 1990s been at the forefront of efforts to use science to “deconstruct” and rebuild food, both astonishing diners and delighting reviewers.
There were many changes to this year’s list and Europe performed well with Spanish and Italian restaurants taking five of the top 10 spots.
The United States had three restaurants in the top 10 and Les Creations de Narisawa in Japan was named as the best restaurant in Asia, coming in at number 24 on the list.
Australia’s Quay Restaurant soared 19 places up to 27th position, passing Tetsuyas restaurant at 38th.
For full list go to http://www.theworlds50best.com/awards/1-50-winners
April 20th, 2010 nola
April 20th, 2010 nola
ATTENTION ALL SMALL BUSINESSES !!!
The Gulf Savannah/ Tablelands Small Business On-Line program is now up and running!
A series of FREE face-to-face workshops and internet-based workshops (“online” workshops or “webinars”) will be run from April 2010 to June 2011 – attend as many workshops/ webinars as you want
In addition to the workshops, eligible businesses can also get up to 6 hours of individualised support from our IT consultancy panel (conditions apply, including that you must do at least one workshop/ webinar). The number of businesses that can access this support is limited – first in, first served
Eligible businesses must be based in one of the following Shires: Tablelands, Etheridge, Carpentaria, Burke, Mornington, Doomadgee.
- Workshops/ Webinar Topics (2 hours each)
Why Go On-Line?
Internet and Website Basics
Rank #1 on Google
Advanced Website Skills
How to Source Information
Tourism Marketing On-Line
Don’t miss this great opportunity!! Register with Sue Fairley on 0417 735 724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
‘This is an Australian Government funded initiative under the Small Business Online program’.
Thanks also to our project partners, including: SkyTrans Airlines, Local Councils, Telstra, DEEDI, Savannah Regional Health Service, Ash’s Karumba, End of the Road Motel
For more information
April 20th, 2010 nola
Organic food and farming is gaining extraordinary interest around the world.
It stands to reason that with the diminishing value of orthodox farmed food products, converting to organic practices makes sense; not only for gaining a higher price for your product, but also for the benefits of climate change as well as the health of our nation.
If you are interested in seeking the latest information on biological production systems and organic/ biodynamic food and farming, come along to the Organics Roadshow.
This event is an excellent opportunity for those who want to make key contacts and network with industry members and is an opportunity to view trade displays of companies supplying organic ‘allowed inputs’ and related products and services.
Consisting of brief and practical talks, regardless of your type of business, you will gain an insight into biological farming systems and the entire organic supply chain.
The Biological Farmers of Australia & Seasol proudly present The Organic Roadshow
Date: 8.30am – 4.00pm, Saturday May 8, 2010
Venue: Atherton International Club, Kennedy Hwy, Atherton
RSVP: Wednesday May 5, 2010 Ph: 07 3350 5716 ext. 232 or (07) 4095 4688 (Elders Tolga) Fax: 07 3350 5996 Email: email@example.com / or go to www.bfa.com.au to download a booking form.
for further information click here
April 19th, 2010 nola
Australian Tropical Foods (www.australiantropicalfoods.com) has been nominated as a finalist in the 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards in the category of Best Food/Drink Website/Blog.
The portal for food and wine in Tropical North Queensland is up against giants such as SBS Food (AUS), Good Food Channel (UKTV) BBC Good Food Worldwide (UK) Amazing Ribs.com (USA), Fresh For Kids by Sydney Markets (AUS), Julie Biuso.com Biuso & Associates (NZ), Fried Chillies – Food Network, Malaysia & Time Out London Restaurants (UK).
“This nomination by members of our jury of more than 50 eminent industry professionals around the world represents the belief that your entry is among the highest achievements in this field over the last two-and-a-half years” said Ian Parmenter, Chair, Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards and Festival Director, Tasting Australia.
Nomination will be acknowledged at the Awards Presentation on Monday, May 3, 2010 at the Intercontinental Adelaide, South Australia, where a Gold Ladle will be presented from among nominees.
April 13th, 2010 nola
A message from the new Farmgate Campaigner
I love growing, eating and sharing our own home produce and as a mother and a consumer I’m always keen to source the healthiest, local food available to nurture family and friends.
If you are a likeminded shopper or someone looking for seasonal, tropical food come to Farmgate Markets on Saturdays. Meet the local producers who grow your food.
Redclaw and gourmet chocolates are just some of the exciting produce coming soon!
If you are a producer keen to showcase your product please contact me.
Your stall would represent the best in quality, local, fresh produce available in this region. Your market shoppers are gourmet food-lovers, local chefs and health-conscious families. With the growing trend toward creativity in the kitchen and celebrated food personalities visiting the Far North, Farmgate markets are the ideal arena to showcase your produce to a diverse sector of the local, national and international communities
Farmgate Markets operate from The Pier, Cairns on Saturdays from 7.30am-2pm.
Contact Cathie Brett
April 9th, 2010 nola
The Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD is dedicated to the development of Australia’s brightest apprentice chefs. Each year the competition awards two chefs under 25 the chance to develop their career through overseas training.
Competing in the Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD gives young chefs the opportunity to become recognised as the best up and coming apprentices in the industry by going up against their peers and putting their cooking skills to the test.
The competition sees Australia’s apprentice chefs first competing in a series of Regional Cook-offs. The best teams from each region secure a place at the National Final Cook-off, to be held in Melbourne this September.
The 2010 national winners will be awarded an international travel prize, worth $15,000.
All national finalists have the opportunity to win medals for achievement in culinary excellence to recognised standards in entrée, main and dessert course categories.
The Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD is the longest running chef’s competition in Australia with the first event held in 1966. It has been solely sponsored by Nestlé since 1986 and is Australia’s only national junior culinary competition.
To be eligible for entry, you must be an Australian resident, not older than 25 years on 30 September 2010 and form a team of two and decide on your team leader.
The Regional Finals will be held at TNQ TAFE Cairns on 10th July 2010
Please contact the ACF National Office if you require more information.
ACF Certified Chef De Cuisine
National Office Manager ACF
Ph 03 98169859 Fax 03 98175703
April 8th, 2010 nola
Date: Thursday 29th April 2010
Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Venue: The Hotel Cairns, Cnr Abbott & Florence Streets, Cairns QLD
Safe Food Production Queensland (SFPQ) in conjunction with Queensland Health and the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) are holding a forum to discuss issues relating to food safety regulation.
Some of the topics that will be explored are food safety programs for vulnerable populations, reducing red tape for food businesses, and where Queensland fits into the national context. We invite you to attend this meeting to share your ideas and suggestions on these important issues.
For more information and bookings:-
April 8th, 2010 nola
Date: Monday, 19 April 2010
Venue: Cairns Colonial Club.
This workshop, presented by the Australian Institute for Commercialisation will provide businesses with a structured approach to encourage innovation within their business. The benefits of alliances between industry and research facilities will also be discussed.
For more information: 5948_innovationwkshp_cairns_lr
April 8th, 2010 nola
If you are in the food industry or are you considering to enter the food business, here is some information required by the Tablelands Regional Council
For further information contact:-
Supervisor Environmental Health
Environmental Health Section, Regulatory Services Group Tablelands Regional
Phone: 07 4043 4000 | Direct: 07 4043 4324 | Fax: 07 4091 4300
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.trc.qld.gov.au
45 Mabel Street, Atherton | PO Box 573, Atherton, Queensland, Australia.