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Dear Culinary Friends,

I would like to share with you a great moment in the Australian culinary scene.

From Lyon in France, Australia made history last night at the World culinary contest the Bocuse D’Or 2017, Australian candidate and protégé Daniel Arnold placing 8th of the 24 teams competing, and winning the Competition Marketing Trophy with his commis Ryan Consentino, coach Romuald Fassenet & President Philippe Mouchel.

This is Australia’s best placing ever and first time in the first 10 countries since the start in the Bocuse D’Or competition 30 years ago in 1987.

Dan Arnold started his apprenticeship under my guidance in 2006 in Brisbane, and after a few month I discovered that Dan had fantastic abilities and a great future in the profession.

The day he was ready, I advise him to pursuit his career in France with the best chefs.

Dan start working with 3 stars chef Marc Meneau in Vezelay and since 2012 with 2005 Bocuse D’Or winner Serge Vieira and 2 stars Michelin chef in Chaudes-Aigues.

Last night It was for me a proud moment in my chef’s career Dan’s achievement & to see around me in the tribunes Dan’s parent’s, beautiful wife Amelie, family, French & Australian supporters celebrating.

Thank you again for the fantastic support to Team Australia & have a great Australia Day!

You can view more photos in the Gallery here

Kind regards