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TORRENS CREEK WATER UPGRADE
Council is committed to improving the water quality supply to the residents. Works at the Torrens Creek Water Treatment Plant over the coming months will include: installation of a water conditioner to remove some of the minerals present, on-ground storage tanks, new pressure pumps and a backup generator, chlorinator will be installed later when water consumption is determined.
COUNCIL MEETINGS 2013 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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Start time: 10:00am
34 Gray Street, Hughenden
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Flinders Discovery Centre will be unveiling a new exhibition from Friday 10th May 2013 in conjunction with Mothers Day called ‘Mothers Memories’. We are asking Flinders Shire residents to be part of this exhibition by contributing a treasured memory from your Mother or Grandmother. With that memory we ask that you write a little story telling us why your item is so special. For more information please call Sue at the Flinders Discovery Centre on 4741 2970.
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.