2018 Nestlé Professional Women in Foodservice Awards finalists revealed
The Nestlé Professional Women in Foodservice Awards returns for its second year with an exciting and expanded the program.
Designed to recognise a sector of the industry that often gets overlooked, the Women in Foodservice Awards celebrate and champion the many driven, innovative and successful women disrupting the status quo and shaping the future of Australian foodservice and hospitality.
With a near 15 per cent increase in the number of entries, it was no easy task for judges Christine Manfield, Jill Dupleix, and foodservice editor Anita Connors to determine our 18 finalists.
The 2018 program was also extended to include six categories:
Restaurant Manager of the Year
Chef of the Year
Legend of the Industry
Leadership in Foodservice
A big thank you to our partners, Fine Food Australia, Inspired by Australian Pork, Porkstar, Stoddart, and William Angliss Institute, as well as our major partner Nestlé Professional for their support in putting together such a worthy and unique initiative.
The winners will be announced at the Women in Foodservice Charity Event at Fine Food Australia on Wednesday September 12.
And without further ado, these are the finalists for the 2018 Nestlé Professional Women in Foodservice Awards…
FOODSERVICE OUTSTANDING SERVICE
My Little Country Kitchen (VIC)
The Bridge Room (NSW)
PORKSTAR RESTAURANT MANAGER OF THE YEAR
San Telmo (VIC)
Owner and restaurant manager
Fino Seppeltsfield (SA)
WILLIAM ANGLISS INSTITUTE RISING STAR
Grace Watson, 25
Zeitgeist Group (NSW)
Natasha Burnett, 28
Isabelle Bach, 23
Owner and baker
Proof is in the Pudding (VIC)
STODDART CHEF OF THE YEAR
Owner and head pastry chef
Glace Frozen (VIC)
The Pot by Emma McCaskill (SA)
FINE FOOD AUSTRALIA LEGEND OF THE INDUSTRY
Lake House (VIC)
Co-owner and manager
Meredith Dairy (VIC)
Lyndey Milan Enterprises / Flame Media (NSW)
NESTLÉ PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP IN FOODSERVICE
Ozganics Australia Pty Ltd (NSW)
President and program manager
Australian Culinary Federation / Le Cordon Bleu Australia (NSW)
Margan Restaurant (NSW)
The 2018 Nestlé Professional Women in Foodservice Awards take place on Wednesday September 12 at Aerial Restaurant as part of the Women in Foodservice Charity Event at Fine Food Australia.