Applications for the 2015 Thierry Marx Career Development Award are now open.
The award gives one Victorian apprentice chef the opportunity to travel to Paris and work for three weeks under the guidance of dual Michelin starred chef, Thierry Marx at his restaurant Sur Mesure at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Paris.
Considered one of the pioneers of modern gastronomy, Thierry Marx trained with some of France’s finest chefs at restaurants including; Ledoyen, Taillevent and Robuchon.
Now in its ninth year, Marx says that he created the award to encourage and reward culinary excellence, and to foster connections between young chefs in different countries.
The award is open to first, second and third year Victorian apprentice chefs and is inclusive of a written submission with two original Thierry Marx inspired recipes, photos and a written nomination where finalists will be shortlisted. The finalists will then prepare and present their dishes to the judging panel, who, as well as assessing culinary skills, will interview entrants, and score them on complementary areas such as motivation, attitude, presentation and teamwork.
The winner will work at Sur Mesure, Paris for fourteen days will all airfares, accommodation and nominated expenses paid. The runner up will receive a place on the Shared Tables Food & Wine Educational Tour to the Otways Ranges & Bellarine Peninsula, with highlights including lunch at Brae hosted by acclaimed chef – Dan Hunter, and overnight stay and dinner hosted by Executive Chef Michael Bannerman at the RACV Torquay Resort.
Application forms are available from Shared Tables Chef’s Club. Click here for more information.