David Pynt added to Appetite for Excellence judging panel

16 February, 2016 by
Madeline Woolway

Australian chef David Pynt will accompany some of the country’s most well regarded foodservice professionals as a judge in this year’s Electrolux Appetite for Excellence competition.

Pynt is behind Burnt Ends Singapore, currently ranked as 30th on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, as well as Meatsmith, also in Singapore.

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His career has seen him work with some of the industry’s best, including Tetsuya Wakuda, Rene Redzepi, Fergus Henderson, Nuno Mendes and Victor Arguinzoniz.

Fellow esteemed Appetite for Excellence judges include Guy Grossi, Mark Best, Peter Doyle, Peter Gilmore, Nick Hildebrandt and Luke Mangan.

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Now in its 11th year, the competition aims to profile and inspire up and coming foodservice professionals and has three categories: Young Chef, Young Waiter and Young Restaurateur.

"We provide people with an environment that assists in developing networks and being involved
in a community of like-minded people that are inspiring, knowledgeable and who want you to
succeed," said Phee Gardner, project director.

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JudgesPhoto_appetiteforexcellence.jpgAppetite for Excellence judges

The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in August, also attended by the winner of a new consumer-focused competition, Explore Your Appetite. Aside from attending the awards presentation, the winner will also receive a dining experience at one of the Young Excellence restaurants, a food or beverage masterclass and an Electrolux Masterpiece Collection.

Entries are now being accepted for the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence competition, open to young chefs and waiters under 30 years old and restaurateurs under 35 who are currently working in hospitality.

Applications close on 31 March.