Meet Chef Lisa Frame-Hardy – Our new Field Officer

Posted on April 27, 2022 , No comments

Lisa Frame-Hardy is a qualified Chef who has worked in the hospitality industry, cooking in the best restaurants in Melbourne for over 30 years. She has worked in establishments such as the Arts Centre, Hotel Sofitel, Menzies at Rialto to name a few.

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Jon MisonMeet Chef Lisa Frame-Hardy – Our new Field Officer

Butcher’s Voice chats with HTN apprentice Matt

Posted on September 21, 2020 , No comments

HTN apprentice butcher Matt Hayton recently spoke to the Australian Butchers Voice about becoming an apprentice, his future career aspirations and top tips for others looking to join the trade.

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Teri CooperButcher’s Voice chats with HTN apprentice Matt

The Hospitality industry needs your help

Posted on March 25, 2020 , No comments

For over 25 years, HTN has been at the forefront of training, mentoring and developing world class apprentice chefs. This continues today.

The Hospitality industry has been impacted significantly by the COVID-19 crisis, with the temporary closure of restaurants, cafes and bars.

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Teri CooperThe Hospitality industry needs your help

Your superannuation health check with HostPlus

Posted on March 25, 2020 , No comments

Why is it so important to start thinking about my superannuation?

It might seem like thinking about your superannuation is something you only do as you get older.

The truth is, it’s never too early to take an interest in your super. Even though you might not be able to access it for several more years, the choices you make now can have a big impact further down the track.

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Teri CooperYour superannuation health check with HostPlus

Meet Peter Howard AM Scholarship Winner Claudia Meoli

Posted on February 6, 2020 , No comments

3rd Year apprentice Chef Claudia Meoli was the deserving recipient of the Peter Howard AM Culinary Scholarship, which was awarded at the 2019 HTN Skills Showcase.

The scholarship awards the winning apprentice with the opportunity to design their own culinary adventure, offering return airfares to the UK or China plus $5000 in spending money to further their culinary education.

Winner of the HTN Peter Howard AM Culinary Scholarship 2019 Claudia Meoli

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Teri CooperMeet Peter Howard AM Scholarship Winner Claudia Meoli

Ask Peter Howard AM

Posted on February 5, 2020 , No comments

Over the relaxing Christmas break, I took to watching the numerous cooking shows that abound on TV these days. There are so many different approaches to cooking on TV and most are being filmed on location around the globe…these shows are exciting to watch and technically very good, even though some locations would have presented problems for the host and crew.

As I watched the guys cooking, I realised that so many of them were trained qualified Chefs. Rick Stein is the statesman of the TV Chefs and a brilliant Chef – I’ve eaten in his UK restaurant a few times when he was on the pans working. And he knows his stuff for sure – just watch his knife skills on TV!

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Teri CooperAsk Peter Howard AM

HTN Skills Showcase 2019

Posted on January 20, 2020 , No comments

The HTN Skills Showcase gave HTN’s apprentice chefs the opportunity to sharpen their knives and demonstrate their skills, preparing and serving a 3-course meal to almost 100 guests.

HTN apprentices at work in the kitchen

Two scholarships were awarded on the night – the HTN Peter Howard AM Culinary Scholarship and the Margaret Fulton Future Food Service Professional Scholarship. Each is designed to provide the winning apprentice the opportunity to create their own culinary adventure, learning from the world’s best with paid work experience and travel.

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Teri CooperHTN Skills Showcase 2019

HTN Apprentice shines as Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley awarded a hat

Posted on January 17, 2020 , No comments

HTN apprentice chef Tyeron Roswell is part of the successful Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley team, which was recently awarded a hat as part of the Australian Good Food Guide Awards.

The team, helmed by Executive Chef Craig Robertson and lead by Sous Chef Jake Hayes, takes a farm to table approach which is evident in the way Jake writes his menus and delivers his dishes.

At just 24, Jake displays enormous drive and a desire to succeed – his passion for cooking evident in recognition from Australian Good Food Guide in his first senior role.

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Teri CooperHTN Apprentice shines as Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley awarded a hat

HTN ‘Mystery Food Tour’ Masterclass

Posted on January 5, 2020 , No comments

The last HTN Masterclass for 2019 was an exciting ‘Mystery Food Tour’ proudly sponsored by Australian Pork, Select Fresh Providores and Krio Krush.

Hosted by the Sam Prince Hospitality Group, attendees spent an afternoon observing head chefs from Kid Kyoto, INDU and Méjico as they created signature dishes using secondary or ‘waste’ pork cuts as the hero ingredient.

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Teri CooperHTN ‘Mystery Food Tour’ Masterclass

Ask Peter Howard AM

Posted on October 4, 2019 , No comments

Just when I was getting used to Spring, yesterday I noticed a bright notice, in a local restaurant window, advertising Christmas bookings and another with the menu for Christmas Day. I guess I am joining the group that says ‘Where did the year go?’ and yes time seems to have flown.

I remember the Christmas Days that I worked and all the different menus and dishes I have tried over the years and still, I know that there will always be the essentials that represent a tradition that is Christmas. Roast Pork + apple sauce, Turkey + Cranberry and gravy and so in it goes. It is a very traditional time of the year.

Tradition also, for we Cooks/Chefs, is that we work out butts off over the silly season while our customers have a great time at Christmas parties, annual get-togethers and family gatherings. And for me it was a fact that this time of the year was when I could make some extra profits in my businesses. Did I have time for family on the Day? No, but I did make up for that precious time later on. After all our business is to work while our customers enjoy their time.

So I worked many Christmas Days and when I retired I did not know what to do with my time on that special day. I soon found out how to enjoy myself but as usual, I found myself in the kitchen cooking family fare and enjoying my time in the kitchen. Instead of numerous chickens to roast, there was one; kilos of potatoes to roast were reduced to one and so on it went.

I have to admit I really liked cooking on Christmas Day and for the Christmas season and I realise that old habits die hard and for this up-coming Christmas Day, I will help cook a charity lunch for our local homeless here in Coolum Beach where I live. I know I will enjoy doing this event…tradition is hard to break.

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MinaAsk Peter Howard AM