As the new principal partner of the Australian Culinary Federation (ACF) Young Chefs for 2021/22, we will be providing 200 young Australian chefs, apprentices, or culinary students under the age of 25 years old with a 12-month membership of the ACF Young Chefs and the ACF. ACF Young Chefs are established in all ACF regions and are mentored by leading chefs in their state or territory.
Simplot is also working with the ACF to help raise young chefs' profiles in Australia and promote the advantages of belonging to an industry-based association.
David White, Simplot Australia's Executive Chef, said, "We are delighted to be supporting the next generation of young Australian chefs through this partnership and are proud to be working with this great association who have a passion and dedication for the future of the culinary industry”.
Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. Just like careful planting, tending and harvesting lead to the best products, similarly, Simplot is dedicated to supporting and cultivating the future leaders of our industry.
The ACF Young chefs is developed in line with Worldchefs young chefs and guided by the four pillars – Friendship, Education, Cuisine, and Culture. It aims to give the next generation of up-and-coming chefs an educational and mentoring forum. In addition, it promotes friendship, culinary excellence, and the importance of cultural understanding and humanitarianism in Australia and around the world. ACF Young Chefs have the opportunity to take part in initiatives such as the Young Chef Culinary Culture Exchange Program and Bill Gallagher Young Chefs Forum.
ACF President Karen Doyle says, "This is a fantastic opportunity for young chefs, being a member of ACF Young Chefs will demonstrate passion, dedication and ensure the future of our industry, leading to worldwide networking opportunities, competitions, mentoring, educational and social events".