Australia Culinary Federation announces Australian selection

We received applications from well-qualified and experienced candidates from across Australia for consideration to represent Australia at the Pacific Region WACS Global Chef Competitions to be held on 23rd June at Foodservice Australia.

Shane Keighley has been appointed Manager/Coach for the Team.

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The ACF would like to congratulate the successful candidates

Global Chef – Matthew Lee, Sous Chef Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Global Chef, Matthew Lee - BCEC

Global Chef, Matthew Lee – BCEC

The BCEC has a broad portfolio of staff from around the world who I have the privilege to work a train under, giving me the opportunity to gain experience and understanding of managing, directing and organising a large brigade of professionals on a daily basis. I am working with the kitchen management on menu development, staff training and progress throughout out kitchens
Global Young Chef – Rebecca Merhi, Demi Chef The Star Sydney
Global Young Chef, Rebecca Merhi - The Star

Global Young Chef, Rebecca Merhi – The Star

Rebecca was fortunate enough to work in 10 different restaurants throughout her apprenticeship at The Star. These restaurants included Hatted restaurants, such as Momofuku Seiobo, as well as very high profile restaurants. Rebecca would rotate every couple of months and change kitchens. This experience early on was a crucial part of her career.

Throughout her apprenticeship, she participated in many culinary competitions, further developing her cooking skills.
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