On Top Down Under

The Chefs’ Forum were over the moon to be invited to a special evening at Australia House recently to meet the Deputy High Commissioner, Elisabeth Bowes. The invitation cements our already growing involvement with Aussie Beef & Lamb and enabled us to see and meet more Australian food producers who were showcased on the menu for the evening.

“It’s so amazing to be invited to such a high-profile event,” said Catherine Farinha, Director of The Chefs’ Forum. “We were there along with celebrity chefs Luciana Berry, Cesar Scolari (both of Top Chef Brazil fame) Graham and Debbie Green (authentic Aussies) at Green Herring Catering, world pastry judge Franciane Tartari, Marcilio da Silva from Beyond Food and MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Exose Grant. They were all wearing our wonderful new Chefs’ Forum Road Crew T-Shirts, bringing together wonderful chefs, students and suppliers wherever we go!

“We tried toothfish, lamb, Wagyu beef, Vegemite scones, an amazing vegan meatball and a toast samosa,” Catherine enthused. “All washed down with sparkling wine, white wine, red wine and Australian beer. Working with international suppliers who want to enter the UK market is one area where we are seeing significant growth and genuine interest from UK chefs.”

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