ASIA PACIFIC SELECTION
The Asia Pacific Selection was held at the Baiyun International Convention Centre in Guangzhou, China, 8-9 May 2018.
Australia placed fourth in the elite culinary competition and qualifyied to continue to the Grand Finale event being held in Lyon, France, in January.
The team comprised candidate Michael Cole, commis chef Laura Skvor, coach Scott Pickett and President Tom Milligan. Skvor was named Best Commis Chef of the competition overall, a huge honour for any young chef.
Eleven Asia Pacific countries competed in the event held in Guangzhou and those placing in the top five qualify for the world competition in Lyon. Japan’s Hideki Takayama won the gold medal, Natcha Saengow from Thailand won silver and South Korea’s Seon Yeong Gu took home the bronze. Singapore came fifth and therefore qualified alongside Australia. China was named as a wild card competitor also heading for Lyon.