September 23rd, 2010 nola
3 August 2010
The VII World Avocado Congress 2011 will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre in Cairns, Australia from the 4-9 September 2011. An event held every four years, the Congress is a rare opportunity for the world-wide avocado industry to come together to share and learn everything there is to know about avocados.
Avocados Australia is proud to announce the launch of the VII World Avocado Congress 2011 website (www.worldavocadocongress2011.com). This website is a resource for potential delegates, exhibitors and sponsors of the Congress to register their interest and receive up-to-date information about Congress activities, view the preliminary schedule, and access general information about Australia and Cairns.
“One of the great opportunities that the World Congress allows is the exchange of information between the Spanish and English speaking avocado world,” explains Mr Antony Allen, President Elect of the International Avocado Society and CEO of Avocados Australia, “everyone comes together; researchers, growers and marketers, all attend in large numbers” he said.
More than 1000 avocado growers, wholesalers, food service suppliers, market traders, retail and government representatives from across 15 countries are expected to attend the Congress next September.
The Congress offers delegates the chance to hear expert insights on the latest techniques for growing; learn about the newest trends in avocado marketing; and listen to up-to-date information about how issues, such as the state of the economy and climate change, will impact the future of the avocado industry.
The program will also allow delegates of the Congress the time and opportunity to take advantage of global networking opportunities; to strengthen old relationships and establish new connections within the industry.
The Congress website also offers information about flights and fun activities in Cairns. Cairns is the gateway to far north Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef, offering world heritage rainforests and an abundance of natural wonders. Delegates can enjoy interesting and varied shopping, 5-star accommodation, spectacular dining, cruises and tour attractions.
“The website is very easy to navigate, and will give visitors the opportunity to not only learn all about the Congress but will also help plan their visit to Australia for this unforgettable event” said Miss Nataly Rubio, Congress Co-ordinator.
Registration, accommodation, sponsorship and exhibition information will be available on the website in the coming weeks. For more information about the VII World Avocado Congress 2011 please visit www.worldavocadocongress2011.com.au
For inquiries or commentplease contact:
Nataly Rubio – Congress Co-ordinator & International Communications Officer, Avocados Australia
P: 07 3846 6566, M: 0488 111 443, E: email@example.com, Skype User: congreso2011
Antony Allen – CEO, Avocados Australia
M: 0438 132 477, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney Vane – Communications Officer, Avocados Australia
P: 07 3846 6566, M: 0488 384 222, E: email@example.com
Avocados Australia Limited is the Peak Industry Body in Australia for Avocados. We are a “not for profit” membership based organisation. Our members are Avocado growers along with associated businesses and industry people.
Avocados Australia seeks to work with all parts of the chain from production through to the consumer. By working together we seek to continually improve the ability of growers to provide a healthy, profitable and safe product for all consumers. As part of this continual improvement we guide a “research & development” and “marketing and promotion” program for the Australian Avocado industry.
The Australian Avocado industry comprises 1100 growers across the country and produces 49,500 tonnes of Avocados each year worth $AUD180 million at farm gate and $430 million at retail level. Key growing areas are North, Central and Southeast Queensland, Northern and Central New South Wales, the Sunraysia or Tristate area (South Australia, Victoria and South Western New South Wales) and Western Australia.
For more information Media Resources or Avocado News or contact Avocados Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 18th, 2010 nola
The search is on for Australia’s best produce in the delicious. Produce Awards 2011.
Nominations now open with the October Issue!
Australia’s small, artisan producers are the heroes of our food industry, and we need your help to find the best of the best as we launch the delicious. Produce Awards 2011.
Now in their sixth year, the awards are widely supported and recognised in the food industry. The awards acknowledge those who are committed to quality and sustainable practices in what they grow and create, as well as chefs and food lovers who help to promote small producers.
Nominees are shortlisted and tasted throughout the year by a panel of leading chefs around the country, before being presented to our national judges to decide next year’s winners.
In addition to the primary produce categories of From the Earth, From the Sea, From the Dairy, From the Paddock and Best New Product, this year sees the introduction of a new award for Best Regional Product, aimed at discovering artisans working with their local primary growers to bring quality products to market.
“Every great meal, whether at home or in a restaurant, begins with good produce,” says delicious. senior editor and awards panellist Matt Preston. “The awards shine a spotlight on our food heroes, people who are raising the bar on what great produce means.”
The national judges are:
* Alla Wolf-Tasker (The Lake House, Vic)
* Matt Moran (Aria Restaurant, NSW/Qld)
* Cheong Liew (The Botanical, Vic)
* Philip Johnson (E’cco Bistro, Qld)
* And patron, Maggie Beer (SA)
They will be assisted by state judges:
* NSW Justin North, Bécasse and Alex Herbert, Bird Cow Fish
* VIC Paul Wilson, Mr. Wilson Consulting and Matt Wilkinson, Pope Joan
* SA Mark McNamara, Appellation and David Swain, Fino
* QLD Shane Bailey, Berardo’s Restaurant and Bar, and Kym Machin, Urbane
* WA Hadleigh Troy, Restaurant Amusé and Sophie Zalokar
* TAS Annie Parmentier, Dev’Lish, and Daniel Alps, Daniel Alps at Strathlynn
NOMINATE & WIN
Readers who nominate in the awards and show their support for local producers have the chance to win a $5000 luxury escape for two to Hamilton Island’s Qualia resort. Nominations close 20 May 2010.
To nominate now, visit: http://www.deliciousproduceawards.com.au
September 18th, 2010 nola
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted proceedings against four cafés and restaurants for alleged breaches of the component pricing law by failing to include Sunday and/or public holiday surcharges in their menu prices.
The ACCC has produced specific guidance for restaurants, hotels and cafes to explain their obligations under section 53C of the Trade Practices Act 1974 and has been working with relevant industry bodies to ensure that information reaches their members. As part of its continuing education campaign, the ACCC recently wrote to a number of state and national industry bodies to remind them, and their members, of the requirements of section 53C ahead of the coming September and October public holidays.
September 14th, 2010 nola
Congratulations to Spencer Patrick and his team at Harrison’s Restaurant & Bar in Port Douglas who won the Queensland State Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence, for the best New Restaurant that was announced on Monday 13 September at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Sponsored by HOSTPLUS
WINNER – Harrison’s Restaurant & Bar, Port Douglas NORTH & FAR NORTH QLD
Bella Cosi Restaurant, Chermside BRISBANE & DARLING DOWNS
Café Sirocco on Maggie Island, Nelly Bay NORTH & FAR NORTH QLD
Drift Café Jetty & Events, Milton BRISBANE & DARLING DOWNS
Glass Dining & Lounge Bar, Main Beach GOLD COAST
Milagro Modern Australian, Noosaville SUNSHINE COAST
Prive 249, Brisbane BRISBANE & DARLING DOWNS
September 10th, 2010 nola
Start date: 1/10/11 End date: 9/10/11
Organizing entity: Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior (ICEX)
Address: Paseo de la Castellana, 14-16
State/Province: MADRID ZIP Code: 28046
Phone number: 902 349 000 e-mail: email@example.com
Launch of the fourth edition of the “Training of Young Professionals in Spanish Gastronomy 2011″ program.
The Training of Young Professionals in Spanish Gastronomy Program was created in 2007 by the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) in response to the growing international influence of Spanish cuisine that, in recent years, has become a leader for creativity and innovation in culinary techniques, raising awareness of the huge diversity and quality of Spain’s most emblematic products.
The training program lasts for eight months and consists of three stages:
- Stage One: participants receive an intensive course in the Spanish language lasting four weeks and a three-week training period of immersion in Spanish culture, gastronomic history and products.
- Stage Two: this involves a stay at an internationally renowned restaurant with a prestigious reputation for a period of six months. In the 2009 program, some 22 restaurants participated (El Bulli, Arzak, El Celler de Can Roca, Martín Berasategui, Akelarre, Mugaritz, El Poblet, Adolfo, Calima, Santo Mauro, Echaurren, Abac, Oriol Balaguer, La Terraza del Casino, Café de París, Las Rejas, Alkimia, Casa Gerardo, Guggenheim and El Chaflán).
- Stage Three: the training program finishes with a competition in which the young chefs demonstrate the knowledge they have acquired in Spanish cooking and ingredients.
Who is the program aimed at?
Young professionals from Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Russia, USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, China-Hong-Kong, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and Japan, although applications from candidates in other countries will also be considered on an individual basis.
Maximum number of participants: 20
- To have completed at least the first three courses at a culinary college of recognized status or to have experience in well-known restaurants in the candidate’s country of origin.
- Preference will be given to candidates under 30 years of age.
- Priority will be given to candidates that have knowledge of English and Spanish and to those who have not participated previously in similar programs, in terms of content and objectives, in Spain.
The application period is open until: 20 September 2010
September 6th, 2010 nola
Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
Monday, 13 September 2010 – Thursday, 16 September 2010
The largest gathering of international food, drink and equipment for the retail, foodservice and hospitality industries.
At Fine Food Australia 2010 you will gain direct access to a vast variety of inspiring products designed specifically for the food and drink industry. See thousands of products for the retail, foodservice and bakery sectors. This is your opportunity to taste, try and buy the latest the food industry has to offer.
Imerse yourself in Fine Food Worlds of Gourmet World, Bakery World, Confectionary World, Drink World
September 6th, 2010 nola
Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
Sunday, 3 October 2010 - Monday, 4 October 2010
The Irresistible Gluten Free Show is Australia’s largest Gluten Free Show. It provides those interested in gluten free lifestyles and general good health a myriad of foods, goods and educational seminars all under one roof. Thousands attend to discover the latest gluten free products, be inspired by Australia’s top chefs and hear from leading dieticians and medical professionals.
September 2nd, 2010 nola
needed for charter M/Y in the Pacific
Posted on September 2, 2010
URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED –> as this job commences on Sept 13.
Role: CHEF (permanent)
Yacht: 35m motor yacht
We are seeking a Superyacht experienced Chef for a permanent role onboard a 35-m Superyacht around the Pacific region. This is a charter yacht primarily but also cruises with the owner couple (a vegetarian/seafood eater, and the other prefers Italian, Asian and French food!). The owners love decoration and buffet when entertaining.
Salary offered: A$5.5 – $6/month
Flag: Marshall Islands
Crew: complement of 6 (Australians and NZers).
Please email or phone ASAP. 0410-689288 Donna
Please send your professional CV (with photo + Refs) to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
If you want to be found: Superyacht job seekers should also upload their CVs to our website database www.superyachtcrew.com.au as this is where we look first to find the crew we need!