2017 National Final of the Bailliage’s Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs winner announced
L:R Norm Harrison-Bailli Délégué Australia, Rachel Sanderson-MP State Member of Adelaide, Chris Malone-National Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs winner, Andrew Crispin-Crown Melbourne & Derrick Casey COO-Le Cordon Bleu Australia
Le Cordon Bleu is proud to be a major sponsor of the Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition 2017. International gastronomic association, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs announced Chris Malone of Clarke’s in Perth, WA as winner of the 2017 National Final of the Bailliage’s Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition and Australia’s finest young chef.
The winner of the national competition was announced at a black tie awards dinner at the Adelaide Oval. The menu was prepared by Adelaide Oval Executive Chef Hamish Robertson, and Hill of Grace Restaurant Executive Manager, Chef and member, Dennis Leslie.
The national competition was hosted in the Adelaide Oval kitchens by the Oval’s Executive Chef, Vice-Chargé de Missions, Hamish Robertson.
The winner, Chris Malone received $4000 in prize money and an all-expenses paid trip to Frankfurt, Germany to represent the National Bailliage at the upcoming international final in September 2017.
Conseiller Culinaire, Andrew Crispin (Crown Melbourne) headed the panel of three kitchen judges and six tasting judges to ascertain this year’s winner. Andrew enthused: “The calibre of entrants has definitely increased every year, and this year we had a really good field of competitors who excelled across the board. Chris stood out with his kitchen techniques and the way he was organised really set him apart. It is clear he has trained for these types of events and that he was really focused.”
Eight local Bailliages were represented this year, in addition to the winner from Western Australia the competitors were:
- Buddha Lo - Matteo’s, Melbourne (Runner up)
- John Agzarian - Intercontinental Sydney (Third Place)
- Will Doak - Andre’s Cucina, Adelaide
- Mitchell White - Jam Corner, Townsville
- Teo Jia Yang - Pig’n’Whistle, Mantle Group Brisbane
- Mikayla Stirling - Ochre Restaurant at Harbour Lights, Great Barrier Reef
- Ungki Lee - Seduction Restaurant, Soul Peppers, Gold Coast
Le Cordon Bleu congratulates national winner Chris Malone, and all the talented competitors involved in 2017 National Final of the Bailliage’s Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs.