2015 has seen three individuals bestowed with the Foodservice Industry Australia’s (FIA) highest honour, the Foodservice Legend award.

Salvatore Malatesta of St Ali – often referred to as a pioneering force behind Australia’s coffee scene as we know it today – has been recognised for his commitment not only to the service, supply and roasting of coffee, but also for leading the way in terms of design and creative business models within the thriving caf sector.

Bernd Uber has been recognized for being a leader in culinary training. From his early days at Whitehorse to Box Hill and then the William Angliss Institute, Uber is recognized both locally and internationally as one of our nation’s leading culinary educators. Uber has traveled the world judging premier culinary competitions including serving as chief judge for the Dilmah High Tea Challenge.

Lastly, Eusebio (Joe) Marcocci has been recognized for his commitment to butchery. Starting with a single retail store on Sydney Road Brunswick, Marcocci grew his businesses into the University Food Group, a multi-faceted business encompassing several brands. Marcocci has also worked closely with William Angliss to ensure that butchery skills are passed on to the next generation.

This year’s Foodservice Legends will be presented with their awards at the FIA Foodservice Industry Australia Awards of Excellence which will be held on Friday 13 November, at The Park on Albert Lake, Melbourne.


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