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Young Chef Awards

The finalists of the Lexus Young Chef award and, for the first time this year, the Lexus Young Waiter award have been unveiled for 2007.

Young Waiter finalist include Jason Chow (Aria Restaurant—NSW), Jayde Phillips (Circa, The Prince—Victoria),Claire Horsfield (Alchemy Restaurant & Bar—Qld), Jai Leighton (The Grange, Hilton Adelaide—SA), Sarah Bartlett (Stillwater—Tasmania).

The Young Chef finalists are Kyle Quy (360 Dining—NSW/ACT), Jenna Abbruzzese (Café Latte—Victoria), Nicholas Hill (E’cco Bistro—QLD), Melanie Gowers (Adelaide Convention Centre—SA), David Flukes (The Henry Jones Art Hotel—WA), Damien Bolger (Veritas—WA).

The 11 finalists were assessed and selected by more than twenty of Australia’s food industry leaders. The judging process is a two stage process designed to ensure objectivity with the finalists being selected on the basis of a majority vote from the national judging panel.

The Lexus Young Chef and Lexus Young Waiter state finalists will soon embark on an all expenses paid tour of WA including visits to leading primary producers, winemakers and vineyards. 

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