Posted on April 9, 2015 , Comments Off on Time to change the way we train people in the culinary industry
Nino Zoccali and Colin Barker address the issue of the current apprentice shortage in the culinary industry and the importance of educating the upcoming chefs in managing their business, as well as the culinary arts.
Posted on March 5, 2015 , Comments Off on Total Chef Launch Party @ Harbour 220
This week HTN launched 3 new programs under the Total Chef Banner – see previous coverage here. The launch attracted over 100 attendees, including guests from William Angliss and Service Skills Australia, and hospitality industry experts and professionals such as Paul Smith, Colin Barker, Adam Moore, Paul McDonald and Mel Nathan.
CEO Michael Bennett outlined the aims of the programs, while Nino Zoccali – chef and owner of Pendolino and La Rosa, explained why the initiative was so important to the industry.
The launch was a resounding success, and it was a great opportunity to get feedback from our friends and colleagues. For more information about the Total Chef programs click here.
Posted on January 28, 2015 , Comments Off on Interview with a chef: Nino Zoccali
Nino Zoccali from Pendolino and La Rosa talks about his road to becoming a successful chef and a businessman. Knowing your produce, being consistent, working hard and being mindful of sustainable practices are some of the things he advises newcomers to the profession.