U.S. Dairy Export Council Innovative Chef of the Year
This award seeks to recognise a culinary professional who develops new food products for manufacturers, retailers, restaurants and ingredient suppliers. They are involved in the initial conceptualisation for new products, oversees product testing, sources for ingredients and assess the machinery required for production.
Professionalism: The Nominee is dedicated to upholding the highest standards in the working environment.
Creativity: The Nominee possesses a wide range of culinary skills and constantly strives to create innovative and unique recipes. Also pays close attention to detail to harmonise every ingredient used.
Consistency: The Nominee strives to perfect his or her technique and displays a desire to constantly improve and learn.
Leadership: The Nominee is a leader who works well with the kitchen and service staff in order to ensure that the quality of the food is upheld and produced in a timely manner. The Nominee is also a keen mentor who is willing to share their knowledge and develop the skills of their subordinates.
Commitment to Quality: The Nominee is always committed to seeking out the freshest ingredients available and using the best techniques, so as to provide quality dishes.