2018 AWARD FINALISTS

The Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian finalists for the 2018 Gault&Millau Australia Awards have been announced at Mise en Place Melbourne:

  1. Producer of the Year, sponsored by Olsson's Salts
    Yarra Valley Caviar; Forrest Foods; Sher Wagyu; Great Ocean Ducks; Holy Goat Cheese

  2. Pastry Chef of the Year, sponsored by Apromo Trading
    Tayla Burn - Ryne; John Demetrios - Vue de Monde; Jo Ward - Om Nom; Kate & Cameron Reid - Lune Croissanterie; Agathé Kerr - Agathé Patisserie

  3. Young Talent of the Year
    Richard Overbye - Amaru; Jodie Odrowaz - Ike Jime; Matt Boyle - attica; Robert Noble - Vue Group; Andrea Vignali - Grossi Florentino

  4. Professional of the Year, sponsored by Electrolux Professional
    Gareth Burnett - Amaru; Kevin McSteen - attica; Christoph Schrottenbaum - Vue de Monde; Merryn Campbell - Igni

  5. Service Experience of the Year - New!
    attica

  6. Sommelier of the Year, sponsored by Riedel Australia
    Dorian Guillon - Vue de Monde; Jane Lopes - attica; Kara Maisano - Masani Italian Dining & Terrace; Michael Smith - Grossi Florentino; Jonathan Ross - Rockpool Bar & Grill

  7. Best Restaurant in a Hotel or Casino, sponsored by Moffat - New!
    Dinner by Heston; Nobu; Rosetta; Spice Temple; Doot Doot Doot

  8. POP Restaurant of the Year - New!
    Ike Jime; Tonka; Tulum; Embla; Lee Ho Fook

  9. New Restaurant of the Year, sponsored by Winterhalter
    Asado; Angus & Bon; Ishizuka; Matilda 159 Domain; Lesa

  10. Regional Restaurant of the Year - New!
    Brae; Wickens at The Royal Mail; Provenance; Laura; Igni

  11. Chef of the Year, sponsored by Porkstars
    Clinton McIver - Amaru; Shaun Quade - Lûmé; Ben Shewry - attica; Dan Hunter - Brae; Justin James - Vue de Monde

  12. Restaurant of the Year, sponsored by Lavazza
    Amaru; Brae; attica; Vue de Monde; Lûmé