Hon. Jay Weatherill works to support and expand the state’s premium food and wine export sector.
Earlier this month, South Australian Premier, Hon. Jay Weatherill, paid Le Cordon Bleu Paris a visit. Along with various other delegates, including Martin Hamilton-Smith, Minister for Investment and Trade, they celebrated France and South Australia’s strengthening relationship, with the theme of Friends and Partners in Prosperity and promoting the state as an international investment destination.
Some 200 guests, including 100 Australians, attended a South Australian inspired gala dinner at the Cercle National des Armèes, where local South Australian wines were showcased on the menu.
In our June edition newsletter, the Thierry Marx Career Development Award was promoted at Le Cordon Bleu Melbourne, which provides Victorian cookery students with the opportunity to travel to and work in Paris for two weeks under the guidance of Thierry Marx and his kitchen team at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. The winner would also spend three days at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and be able to enjoy some leisure time. As it happened, the winner of this award, Ben Simon, was in Paris at the same time and able to attend Le Cordon Bleu Paris along with the Premier.
Some wonderful and exciting future opportunities ahead!