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Chef Caught in Schnitzel Fraud

Have you heard about Kobina Amponsem who in 2008 was employed as head chef at a hotel in Wollongong who has been ordered to pay over $70,000 in damages over 10,000 schnitzels? During a workplace dispute, the Federal Circuit Court uncovered a case involving tens of thousands of chicken schnitzels and hundreds of missing quiches.

Best practice with Responsible Service of Alcohol marshals

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) marshals are a great asset to any licensee who manages large numbers of patrons in their premises. RSA marshals have a unique responsibility to monitor patron behaviour and intoxication levels inside your venue, whilst allowing your bar staff to focus on customer service for your patrons.

Re-useable shopping bags could prevent rise in food poisoning

Multi-use bags which can carry raw meat one week and vegetables or clothing the next is a concern of many industry experts. Raw meat should never be packed into a reusable bag or with any other food, although this does not include meat packed in sealed packets that are commonly found on supermarket shelves.

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.