Melbourne the big winner in Gault&Millau Australia 2017 Awards

Shaun Quade (Lûmé), Gault&Millau Australia's 2017 Chef of the Year with Australian Pork's Kylie Roberts.

Gault&Millau Australia's fifth annual guide launch and industry awards program was held last night at Rosebery's The Cannery.

Bringing together over 500 chefs, restaurateurs, media and influencers to celebrate the country's restaurant scene, Gault&Millau is the only internationally recognised restaurant guide in Australia.

The fast paced events of the evening saw Ben Shewry's Attica take out the top gong of Restaurant of the Year following being awarded five hats. 

The prestigious Chef of the Year was awarded to Shaun Quade of South Melbourne’s Lûmé.

Chris Lucas' Kisumé secured New Restaurant of the Year.

French-born pastry chef, Pierrick Boyer (Le Petit Gâteau, Melbourne) received Pastry Chef of the Year.

John Rivera (Amaru, Melbourne) was named one to watch as Young Talent of the Year.

Sommelier of the Year went to Carlos Simoes Santos of Vue de Monde (Melbourne).

Clare Wallace secured Professional of the Year as owner and manager of Brisbane brasserie, Montrache.

And Pepe Saya (NSW) won Producer of the Year for their cultured butter. 

Gault&Millau Australia's editor-in-chief, Mark Dorrell, was thrilled that the awards night also marked the debut of the publications first nation-wide ‘Yellow Guide’ with over 700 reviews of venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Perth and Adelaide.

He says, "We have been overwhelmed by how enthusiastically The Yellow Guide has been embraced in Australia.

"Chefs and restauranteurs respect the independent and anonymous review process we use all over the world.

"This global benchmark is so valued by restaurants, and our awards night is our way of honouring those that work hard and devote themselves to making our industry so incredible."

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