By Annette Shailer

Entries are now open for the Fonterra Foodservices Proud to be a Chef 2010 program, with the launch held at L’Aqua in Sydney’s Cockle Bay last night (Sept 8).

The program gives 30 Australian and New Zealand third and fourth year apprentice chefs, the opportunity to participate in two days of master classes conducted by top Australian and international chefs, produce experts and sommeliers.

The top chefs signed on to host the master classes are celebrity chef Eric Teo, from Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, Melbourne’s Shane Delia, co-owner of Maha Bar and Grill, and Peter Howard, Australian food and wine expert.

Fonterra Foodservices channel development manager, Troy Hudgson, said the program is designed to recognise and reward apprentice chefs and provide an opportunity for them to learn from some of the world’s most accomplished chefs.

“Fonterra Foodservices is proud to announce these high calibre master class chefs are on board for Proud to be a Chef this year – our successful applicants are in for an incredible two days,” he said.

“For last year’s winner, Robin Turner, Fonterra Foodservices Proud to be a Chef was a launching pad for success and he is now working at the prestigious RACV club in Melbourne.”

Applicants are evaluated on their demonstrated passion to food servicing, their aspirations, goals and commitment to chefing, and their performance in the master classes.

The 30 successful applicants will be flown to Melbourne to take part in the Fonterra Foodservices Proud to be a Chef 2010 master classes at William Angliss Institute in Melbourne on March 3 and 4.

Interested chefs can enter online by clicking here. The closing date is October 30, with the successful applicants to be announced in early December.

The Shout Team

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