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Annual Charity Event for Homeless needs volunteer Chefs

On 3 June Sydney Homeless Connect (SHC) is set to hold its fifth annual event for the city's homeless and it needs five chefs to help out on the day.

Improving Staff Hygiene with the White Tick Programme

The founder of the Hygiene Foundation of Australia, Gus Hehme, has developed the White Tick Programme in order to safeguard hospitality staff and their customers from illness.

The programme is based on the ASKS principles of awareness, solution, knowledge and support and seeks to tackle the issue of complacency surrounding the importance of personal hygiene by educating staff.

Young Industry Professionals sought for New Scholarship Programme

Hostplus and the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival have joined forces to launch a new national scholarship programme for professionals in the food, wine and hospitality industries aged between 18 and 30.

Chefs & CEOs Cookoff for Charity

Things were certainly heating up on Monday night at Sydney's Carriageworks when 36 of Australia's top chefs teamed up with over 100 of the country's top CEOs for the 2014 CEO Cookoff. Together, they cooked a meal for almost 1000 of Sydney's most vulnerable while raising just over $1,000,000 for charity.

Make Your Hospitality Business Stand Out From the Crowd

How is your business different? The answer to this question is a key strategy in gaining and keeping a healthy advantage over your competition.

Brisbane City Council Opposed to Cutting Trading Hours

The Brisbane City Council has vehemently opposed the cutting of trading hours for licensed venues in an attempt to curb alcohol fuelled violence.

At City Hall on Tuesday afternoon, councillors for the LNP argued that any such move would "kneecap hoteliers" and damage the city's economy.

Adelaide Restaurant Fined After Repeated Breaches

The Imperial Peking restaurant at Saint Peters in Adelaide was closed for a period of eight days in December 2012 following repeated warnings over breaches of hygiene in its kitchen.

Health authorities had visited the establishment a total of twelve times between 2006 and 2013. On each occasion warning notices were served.

Sunshine Coast Milk Tainted with E Coli

A Sunshine Coast hinterland dairy recalled around 20,000 litres of milk after laboratory tests revealed that it was contaminated with the E. coli bacteria.

Maleny Dairy warned that people may feel ill if they drink their milk with a use-by date of February 12 or 13.

Dodgy Dining in Melbourne's Western Suburbs

Williamstown, Altona and Sunshine topped the list for contaminated food outlets while the Hobsons Bay Council area received the most black marks in the state for poor food hygiene.

Two of the three offending Altona outlets are located in Borrack Square and include Wah Sing Take Away and Bakers Delight, which is now under new management.

Canberra Eateries Must Lift Hygiene Standards

Eateries in Canberra are being warned to dramatically lift their hygiene standards after 163 were issued with improvement notices in the second half of 2013.