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CHRISTMAS CLOSURE AT COUNCIL:
- The Council Office will be closed from 5pm Fri 20 Dec, 2013 until 8am Thurs 2 Jan, 2014.
- The Flinders Discovery Centre will be closed Christmas Day and New Years Day only. The Flinders Shire Public Library and Community Care Office will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. In an emergency, Community Care can be contacted on 0427 410 301.
As the drought grows more one on one visits are needed and Aussie Helpers is looking for volunteers to assist, particularly, retired nurses and grey nomads. As we run up to Christmas and the drought becomes even more punishing, our Aussie Helpers volunteers will make life a lot easier and help many to pull through.If you’re interested Volunteers can register by visiting www.buyabale.com.au.
The Hughenden Aquatic Centre re-opens Friday 20 September 2013. The facility is located on Resolution Street, Hughenden.
Swimmers are welcome Monday to Friday 6am-10:30am and 1:30pm-7pm, Saturday 12noon-6pm and Sunday 12noon-6pm.
Work on the North Hughenden Sewerage Upgrade starts August 5, 2013. The sewerage mains will be constructed initially while associated house connections will be completed by mid-2014. (Once the new sewage treatment plant has been commissioned). Council Contact: Steve Turner, Ph: 4741 2900. NQ Excavations (contractors contact): Eric Lollo 4774 4322. Hours of Work: 7.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday. No work Sunday or Public Holidays.
Former Hughenden Student Wins National Culinary Award
Monday September 17, 2012
FORMER Hughenden State School student Braden Honnery has taken out the top prize in a national culinary competition.
The 20-year-old will now jet off to Germany for a month where he will work alongside Team Australia as they compete against the best of the best in world food preparation at the Culinary Olympics.
Mr Honnery joined fellow North Queensland junior chef Adrian Winoto, 24, to win the 2012 Nestlé Golden Chefs Hat Award and with it the career changing international travel prize to Europe, worth $15000.
Their achievements in culinary excellence were announced last week (September 13) during an exclusive industry awards dinner at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.
Mr Honnery, a chef at Michel’s Restaurant in Townsville and Mr Winoto, a chef at Essence, Jupiters Townsville beat eight other finalist teams from around Australia, achieving one gold and two silver medals for culinary excellence.
During the national final cook-off the pair had to create a three-course meal under the steely gaze of the professional judging panel.
Their medal-winning menu included an entrée of seared Harvey Bay scallops, Barramundi boudin and crispy skin, creamed leek, soft boiled quail egg, broad beans and Tom Yum froth.
While this wasn’t the first time Mr Honnery had tested his skills in a competitive environment this was the first major win he has had.
“It was definitely a nerve-wracking experience,’’ he said.
“There was no live audience but the judges were constantly walking around and watching us.
“This competition was judged 70 per cent on taste and preparation but also on things like hygiene and food wastage.’’
Mr Honnery, who grew up on a property in Hughenden, said he owed all his culinary talents to his mother, grandmother and nanna.
“They were all great cooks and I enjoyed it so when I had to decide on a career I thought - why not?’’ he said.
“I did a school-based apprenticeship for two years while I was at boarding school in Charters Towers and have been at Michel’s now for three years.
“I plan to spend another few years in Townsville and then head overseas.’’
The Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award is the longest running chef’s competition in Australia and is dedicated to the development of junior and apprentice chefs.
For more information contact Flinders Shire Council Communications Officer Alexis Gillham on 47412942.