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Proud to be a Chef Proud to be a Chef 2023: Culinary experiences at every turn - Applications are open 1st August - What is Proud to be a Chef? Proud to be a Chef recognises and rewards the vital contribution that chefs make to our industry.

Proud to be a Chef 2021 will see another 32 apprentice chefs from across Australia participate in hands-on mentoring and inspirational master classes with some of Australia's best Chefs and mentors including Chef Mark Normoyle, Daniel Giraldo and Kay-Lene Tan. Finalists will receive return flights to Melbourne, with three night's hotel accommodation and dine at award winning Melbourne restaurants.

Proud to be a Chef 2021 will see another 32 apprentice chefs from across Australia participate in hands-on mentoring and inspirational master classes with some of Australia's best Chefs and mentors including Chef Mark Normoyle, Daniel Giraldo and Kay-Lene Tan. Finalists will receive return flights to Melbourne, with three night's hotel accommodation and dine at award winning Melbourne restaurants.

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Mark's been busy last month visiting some superstar apprentices at TAFE Townsville and TAFE NSW Ryde 🤩The PTBAC 2023 pro...
11/09/2022

Mark's been busy last month visiting some superstar apprentices at TAFE Townsville and TAFE NSW Ryde 🤩

The PTBAC 2023 program is open to ALL apprentices Australia wide! We're looking at you – get your applications in quick, the link is in our bio 🙌

It's time to get to know Kay-Lene, Head Chef at Tonka and 2023 Mentor for PTBAC✨Have the chance to learn directly from K...
31/08/2022

It's time to get to know Kay-Lene, Head Chef at Tonka and 2023 Mentor for PTBAC✨

Have the chance to learn directly from Kay-Lene and our other mentors at the 2023 Proud to be a Chef program. Apply today – the link is in our bio!

It's time to say hello to Dan, Group Head Chef at Maha and 2023 PTBAC mentor 👋  Swipe to find out his least favourite fo...
30/08/2022

It's time to say hello to Dan, Group Head Chef at Maha and 2023 PTBAC mentor 👋 Swipe to find out his least favourite food to cook with.

What are you waiting for? Start your application for Proud to be a Chef 2023 and you could have the opportunity to learn top culinary tips directly from Dan!

Now here's a familiar face 😆(Re) Introducing the always-impressive, Chef Mark Normoyle as our 2023 Mentor! Mark is a sea...
30/08/2022

Now here's a familiar face 😆
(Re) Introducing the always-impressive, Chef Mark Normoyle as our 2023 Mentor!

Mark is a seasoned chef with over a three decades worth of experience across the Australian and Asian food industries. Mark also heads Anchor Food Professionals as Executive Chef and owns Lunas Food & Wine bar located across the picturesque Luna Park Esplanade in Melbourne.

Here's a little behind the scenes of our live launch earlier this week with our superstar mentor chefs ✨ Start your appl...
05/08/2022

Here's a little behind the scenes of our live launch earlier this week with our superstar mentor chefs ✨

Start your application today for the opportunity to learn directly from Kay-Lene, Mark and Dan in our 2023 program — https://www.proudtobeachef.com/au/en.html

The PTBAC 2023 Livestream Launch event is happening TOMORROW! Swipe through our checklist to make sure you haven't misse...
31/07/2022

The PTBAC 2023 Livestream Launch event is happening TOMORROW!

Swipe through our checklist to make sure you haven't missed anything in the lead up to our live launch ➡️

Register now if you haven't already at https://bit.ly/3Qlpoyr
You don’t want to miss this!

30/07/2022

Did you know there's only 2 more days to go until our PTBAC 2023 program live & launch!

You'll get exclusive access and learn about the exciting plans for our 2023 PTBAC program. It’s not one to miss!

Don't forget to register at https://bit.ly/3Qlpoyr

The time is finally here to meet your 2023 mentors 🥳💙 Kay-Lene Tan, Head Chef at Tonka. 🧡 Mark Noymoyle, Executive Chef ...
28/07/2022

The time is finally here to meet your 2023 mentors 🥳

💙 Kay-Lene Tan, Head Chef at Tonka.

🧡 Mark Noymoyle, Executive Chef Anchor Food Professionals.

💙 Daniel Giraldo, Group Head Chef at Maha.

Find out more about them in our 2023 Live Launch! Register now, at https://bit.ly/3Qlpoyr

While waiting for the 2023 Live Launch happening in less than 2 weeks, why not play a round of chef bingo 🤩Cross off eve...
19/07/2022

While waiting for the 2023 Live Launch happening in less than 2 weeks, why not play a round of chef bingo 🤩

Cross off everything you've done before!
Tag your friends in the comments below

Don't forget to register for the PTBAC 2023 Live Stream Launch follow the link here 👉 https://ptbac.typeform.com/to/k28tJl06

For NAIDOC week we're putting the spotlight on one of our favourite Indigenous Australian dining experiences Palawa kipl...
03/07/2022

For NAIDOC week we're putting the spotlight on one of our favourite Indigenous Australian dining experiences Palawa kipli . Based in Tasmania, they offer Tasmanian Aboriginal-inspired food and cultural experiences.

Check out their yula (Mutton bird) dish and many other delicious Indigenous Australian food.

'Palawa' means Tasmanian Aborigine and 'Kipli' means food in Palawa Kani, the Tasmanian Aboriginal language.

01/07/2022

Have you heard what's happening? 🍍
You're invited to our virtual launch event on August 1st for the Proud to be a Chef 2023 program!

👉 Register now at https://bit.ly/3Qlpoyr 👈

14/06/2022

It’s back! And this year’s PTBAC program promises to be 🔥🌶

Are you an apprentice chef with big culinary dreams?

Join us for our virtual launch event on 01.08.22. Register now 👉 https://bit.ly/3Qlpoyr

14/06/2022

It’s back! And this year’s PTBAC program promises to be 🔥🌶

Are you an apprentice chef with big culinary dreams?

Join us for our virtual launch event on 01.08.22. Register now 👉 https://bit.ly/3Qlpoyr

It’s back! And this year’s PTBAC program promises to be 🔥🌶Are you an apprentice chef with big culinary dreams?Join us fo...
14/06/2022

It’s back! And this year’s PTBAC program promises to be 🔥🌶

Are you an apprentice chef with big culinary dreams?

Join us for our virtual launch event on 01.08.22. Register now 👉 https://bit.ly/3Qlpoyr

13/06/2022

Keep your eyes peeled 👀 for the new look PTBAC 2023.

All will be revealed 14.06.22!






It's time for another Bite-Sized News! Swipe to read some of the top headlines making waves in the culinary industry. ✨ ...
31/03/2022

It's time for another Bite-Sized News! Swipe to read some of the top headlines making waves in the culinary industry. ✨

Each year we look forward to holding our Proud to be a Chef programs and this year was no different. We are disappointed...
15/02/2022

Each year we look forward to holding our Proud to be a Chef programs and this year was no different. We are disappointed with the cancellation of our 2021 & 2022​ events but are still looking ahead excitedly for what's on the way.

Keep an eye out for more details on our 2023 program coming soon ✨

Let's wrap up the year with our bite sized news! Take a look at the current culinary headlines.
19/12/2021

Let's wrap up the year with our bite sized news! Take a look at the current culinary headlines.

Hey fellow chefs, we are excited to introduce a new competition to the Proud to be a Chef family, and you ALL can give i...
03/09/2021

Hey fellow chefs, we are excited to introduce a new competition to the Proud to be a Chef family, and you ALL can give it a crack.

Presenting the Proud Plates Competition!

Every two months we’ll be whisking up a new theme to inspire your fantastic dishes that give you the chance to win a $150 Prezzee Card to spend on whatever you like! To kick things off, this month’s theme is our Lockdown Edition. Post a photo/video of your best lockdown discovery or creation - it's the ultimate time to dip into those creative energies.

To enter:
- Create a culinary masterpiece and post it on your desired social channel (Facebook or Instagram) feed with the tag
- Share to your story and tag

It’s as simple as that. Competition closes on September 20th, so put your best chef’s hat on and get cooking!

Rules:

1. By entering you acknowledge that Facebook and Instagram hold no responsibility regarding the competition or its outcome. The competition is in no way associated with Facebook or Instagram.

2. Competition ends on 20th September 2021. The winner is chosen at random and will be contacted via their preferred social platform. There will be a single winner across both Facebook and Instagram,

3. Entrants need to be over 18 to enter, live in Australia and “follow” PTBAC Facebook or Instagram.

4. To enter, one must submit a picture of a culinary creation that fits within the competition theme, with the hashtag

5. Only one entry is permitted per person.

6. Full terms available at:https://www.proudtobeachef.com/content/dam/ptbac/docs/terms-and-conditions.pdf

Paying tribute to the indigenous people of Australia, we encourage each and every Australian chef to experience the incr...
30/08/2021
Five of the best Indigenous dining experiences in Australia

Paying tribute to the indigenous people of Australia, we encourage each and every Australian chef to experience the incredible dishes and foods the Indigenous people have created and curated over hundreds of years. To experience these dishes, this article covers a fantastic selection of restaurants and popups that create authentic indigenous dishes to expand your palate and your knowledge.



https://www.delicious.com.au/eat-out/gallery/best-indigenous-dining-experiences-australia/uszk6amh

If you are yet to start your journey learning (and tasting) your way through Australia’s Indigenous cuisine and culture; now is the time to start, writes Cassandra Charlick. Delicious.com.au acknowledges the Traditional owners of the...

This famous New York restaurant is changing things up with its reopening by dropping meat and seafood from its entire me...
17/06/2021
The New Menu at Eleven Madison Park Will Be Meatless

This famous New York restaurant is changing things up with its reopening by dropping meat and seafood from its entire menu!

Applauded by some, and seen as a controversial move by others, we're definitely intrigued. What do you think about a vegetarian-only fine dining restaurant?

The restaurant will no longer serve meat or seafood when it reopens, Daniel Humm, the chef, said. “The current food system is simply not sustainable, in so many ways,” he said.

Upskill yourself on the go with some of the most popular podcasts by those in the culinary industry! From celebrity chef...
13/05/2021

Upskill yourself on the go with some of the most popular podcasts by those in the culinary industry! From celebrity chef journeys to tips and tricks by some of the world's best, there's something for everyone. Have a look!

https://blog.feedspot.com/chef_podcasts/

There's few moments more frustrating than realising your fruit and vege are beyond their 'best before' date. Flick throu...
29/04/2021
How to Store Literally Every Dang Fruit & Vegetable

There's few moments more frustrating than realising your fruit and vege are beyond their 'best before' date. Flick through to this article for the top tips on how to best store your fruit and veggies - talk about handy! Less waste, happier earth.



https://food52.com/blog/25952-best-way-to-store-fruit-vegetables?fbclid=IwAR2HfgWTRKcaKYfKepHoE2TOdOQtTB8zS3uJKcPlu8buGOn9XqH9OJSe8zw

In this week's Storage Wars, we'll break down how to store your farmers market haul, from apples to zucchini.

26/04/2021
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All hail Chef Gordon Ramsay! He showed the contestants on the ultimate way to make the perfect Tart Tatin. If you need to freshen up your skills, take a look!



https://fb.watch/3-WJnd1Wsl/

We are extremely disappointed to not be delivering the program this month, as planned, however the health and safety of ...
18/02/2021

We are extremely disappointed to not be delivering the program this month, as planned, however the health and safety of all involved has been the driving force behind this decision.

We want to ensure that every deserving finalist has the opportunity to participate within this unique program and are in the process of securing dates for later in the year. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Proud to be a Chef program, and we can’t wait to welcome our 32 finalists later in the year.

Just in time for International Cookie day....cookies are now delivering cookies of monstrous proportions all around Aust...
07/12/2020
Sydney’s Thicc Cookies Is Sending Chunky New York-Style Cookies – Including Biscoff, Caramilk and Funfetti – Across Australia

Just in time for International Cookie day...

.cookies are now delivering cookies of monstrous proportions all around Australia. It's a business Chris Sheldrick bootstrapped and developed in August, an ode to New York. Get in line, you won't want to miss these!



https://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/food-and-drink/article/thicc-cookies-sending-chunky-new-york-style-cookies-including-biscoff-caramilk-funfetti-across-sydney

There’s also a “secret menu” of cookie mashups (available only at Sydney markets), and collaborations with Donut Papi and Brooklyn Boy Bagels.

Have you subscribed to the digital  yet? Designed specifically for those in the culinary and hospitality industries, it'...
13/11/2020
hospitality September 2020

Have you subscribed to the digital yet? Designed specifically for those in the culinary and hospitality industries, it's a wonderful way to keep up to date with the happenings and trends of the Aussie culinary industry. Subscribe today!

https://issuu.com/theintermediagroup/docs/hospitality_october_2020/1?fr=sMDI1NDIwNzcxMjg

Hospitality is the magazine for chefs, restaurant operators and foodservice professionals across Australia. It combines the latest industry news with in-depth features on all aspects of the sector, ranging from chef profiles, wine reviews, equipment and commercial kitchen design to food safety and P...

2020 has offered us a generous serve of spare time indoors for many Foodservice professionals. What better way to spend ...
09/10/2020

2020 has offered us a generous serve of spare time indoors for many Foodservice professionals. What better way to spend it than catching up on quality viewing? Here's a handy list featuring some of the best foodie shows available for streaming in Australia 🎥

Drum roll please... it's time!Applications for the Proud to be a Chef 2021 program are OPEN!It's the ultimate apprentice...
15/09/2020

Drum roll please... it's time!

Applications for the Proud to be a Chef 2021 program are OPEN!
It's the ultimate apprentice chef opportunity to be immersed in Australian culinary culture.

Up to the challenge?

If it sounds like a bit of you (or perhaps someone you know), visit the website to learn more and apply!

https://www.proudtobeachef.com

Presenting our leading industry mentors for the Proud to be a Chef 2021 program! Both Josh & Jo bring a wealth of passio...
29/08/2020

Presenting our leading industry mentors for the Proud to be a Chef 2021 program! Both Josh & Jo bring a wealth of passion and experience to this year’s program. Join us at the program launch this Tuesday 1st September at 9am AEST. Registrations are still open: https://bit.ly/3ltsjG5

Tell us, are your gnocchi-making skills up to scratch? Here are some great tips from a master gnocchi creator Katrina Pi...
16/08/2020
How to Make Pillowy Homemade Gnocchi

Tell us, are your gnocchi-making skills up to scratch? Here are some great tips from a master gnocchi creator Katrina Pizzini, co-owner of , to ensure your gnocchi skills become top notch!



https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/food-and-drink/article/how-make-pillowy-homemade-gnocchi

Follow these tips and you’ll be gnocch-gnocch gnocchin’ on heaven’s door. In partnership with Tourism North East, we get the scoop from one of King Valley’s best pasta-makers.

Can you say Dinner a la Perspex?!Have a read of the article below about how one man has taken a creative approach to som...
21/07/2020
This Designer Is Creating Iconic Sydney Dishes Out of Perspex

Can you say Dinner a la Perspex?!

Have a read of the article below about how one man has taken a creative approach to some of Australia's most well known restaurant dishes.



https://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/food-and-drink/article/most-aim-reduce-use-plastic-designer-creating-iconic-sydney-dishes-perspex

So far, the Dinner A La Perspex banquet has included A1 Canteen’s muffuletta, Saint Peter’s sardines with fennel oil, Bella Brutta’s clam pizza and Ester’s scarlett prawns with crispy legs. You’ll soon be able to buy the limited creations for your home.

We had such a ball with our 32 finalists at our 2020 Proud to be a Chef program! Friendships were made, skills were deve...
10/06/2020

We had such a ball with our 32 finalists at our 2020 Proud to be a Chef program! Friendships were made, skills were developed and fun was had by all. We can't wait to do it all again in 2021.

Want to find out how you can enter for 2021? Visit our website for more information.

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What is Proud to be a Chef?

Each year, Proud to be a Chef provides the opportunity for 32 aspiring, young apprentice chefs to embark on a culinary experience like no other. In 2019, Proud to be a Chef celebrates its 20th anniversary providing apprentices priceless opportunities, insights and the chance to foster long term relationships within the foodservice industry.

Finalists will fly to Melbourne for an all-expenses paid 4-day food adventure, designed to recognise, develop and support our future culinary leaders in foodservice. The program will introduce apprentices to a series of extraordinary dining experiences, up-skilling workshops and trips to some of Australia’s most famous food-inspired locations.

At the end of the program, one apprentice will be selected to receive an international culinary scholarship tailored to their personal interests and goals as a professional chef. Whether they aspire to gain experience at the top restaurant in the world, or test their patisserie skills in Paris, the program works at making their culinary dream a reality.

Proud to be a Chef extends entry to apprentices from all kitchens including pubs, clubs, quick service establishments, catering, institutions and fine dining. It is all about dedication, pride and passion for the industry.


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Aspiring chefs, this is your last chance to apply for Proud to be a Chef 🥘

Proud to be a Chef finalists will have access to exclusive culinary masterclasses, experience dining in Melbourne's iconic restaurants and more. Submit your application before 31 October 2021.

Apply now to grow and shape your culinary career!

https://www.proudtobeachef.com/au/en.html
Budding chefs - here's your time to shine! There's one week left to apply for the 2022 Proud to be a Chef program 🍴⁠

Apply now to grow and shape your culinary career https://www.proudtobeachef.com/au/en.html
Apprentice : Proud to be a Chef 2022 applications are now open - apply now! ow.ly/rcuW30rQqN0
Get mentored by chefs Mark Normoyle, Telina Menzies and Michael Germanos!
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I'm super excited to share this headshot with all of you!
I recently got accepted into an amazing mentoring program hosted by Proud to be a Chef which forced me to get this photo! Getting my Chef White's has been a dream come true for me 🙈

Anyways, here's me :) Hi, my name's Inuri and I've been running this business for a little over 2 years and it's been the best and hardest thing I've done!

What's a passion you have and want to take to the next step? Answer below👇🏽
It's that time of the year again! You can now submit your application for Fonterra's Proud to be a Chef 2021 program 🥘⁠

Be one of 32 apprentice chefs to receive a once in a lifetime opportunity to access exclusive interactive masterclasses, networking events and culinary experiences.

Head over to Proud to be a Chef to learn more about 2021 mentors, industry insights and more.⁠

✏️ Apply today https://www.proudtobeachef.com/au/en.html
We're proud to share the shorter version of the highlights package we produced for the 2020 Proud To Be A Chef event. It’s the 4th year in a row we’ve covered it and every year gets better than the previous one! Good thing it was in Feb, just before the coronavirus had to ruin all the fun for everyone. Bring on 2021. Longer version here: https://youtu.be/JHzIYJUAatY
“Once again we’ve taken 32 apprentice chefs through the program and once again, we’ve been blown away by the commitment, passion, enthusiasm and maturity they’ve demonstrated,” said Kym Gill. “We’re so proud of our finalists and pleased that we have been able to provide them with this experience to support them in the next steps of their journey to become the culinary leaders of tomorrow.”

Congratulations to the winners of Proud To Be A Chef 2020! Click on the link to learn more about these talented chefs ✨
We are very proud that Darwin Convention Centre apprentice chef Taylah King wrote a 'stand out' application for the 'Proud to be a Chef' program, and this week is taking part in an all-expenses paid food adventure.

Each year 'Proud to be a Chef' provides the opportunity for 32 aspiring, young apprentice chefs from around the nation to shape their careers and embark on a culinary experience like no other. Follow their journey at Proud To Be A Chef.
Emma from "Proud to be a Chef Program". The Program recognises, develops & supports Apprentice Chefs to become culinary Leaders of [email protected] Proud To Be A Chef
Another chef enters the industry! Apprentice Chef Alicia Wright completed her apprenticeship last week. Alicia has been a fantastic apprentice, determined and always keen to learn. This year she was selected as a top 32 finalist for the Proud To Be A Chef Competition where she created her Mango Bavarois dessert. Alicia finished her apprenticeship at The Westin Perth where she will remain as a qualified chef. Well done Chef Alicia 👏🏻 👩🏼‍🍳
Our friend Liam from Proud To Be A Chef made an appearance the other day, educating our students on the awesome competition they offer to all APPRENTICES over the age of 18. If you missed this information session we have all the details attached bellow to enter this life changing competition. This one is NOT to be missed guys, an amazing opportunity to network, learn, and grow as a chef, with the possibility of winning incredible prizes. All details below... Enter now !

http://www.fonterraproudtobeachef.com.au/
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