TAFE trains Noma staff ahead of Australia Day opening

14 January, 2016 by
Danielle Bowling

More than 20 staff members from Rene Redzepi’s Noma restaurant will today undergo training with TAFE Western Sydney.

The training will be undertaken at the Barangaroo Skills Exchange training facility and will ensure Noma Australia, due to launch for a 10 week period on Australia Day, is compliant with NSW regulations relating to food safety and the service of alcohol.

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TAFE Western Sydney Institute director, Robin Shreeve, said he’s very pleased that his organisation could support Noma in Australia.

“We have been able to adapt training and delivery so that it is a perfect fit for more than 20 Noma staff members,” he said.

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Last year, Noma, which is currently ranked as third on the San Pellegrino World’s 100 Best Restaurants List, announced it will temporarily relocate to Australia while the Copenhagen restaurant undergoes an extensive transformation, reopening on an auditorium-sized vacant lot,  complete with its own urban farm.

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The temporary relocation of Noma is expected to cost around $1,017,275 according to development papers lodged with the City of Sydney – and that’s not including wages, produce or other operating costs.

Redzepi has also announced that he will be opening a new restaurant in partnership with chef Kristian Baumann, named 108.