02 Oct 2019

Maggie Beer recognised in Good Food Awards

THE 2020 Good Food Guide Awards took place on Monday and with them, the launch of the 40th edition of the Good Food Guide was released into the hands of Australia's foodies.

It was a celebration of Australia’s restaurant elite which saw an array of South Australian culinary stars recognised for their dedication to the industry.

Taking home the Vittoria Coffee Legend Award was Australia’s favourite cook, Maggie Beer, for her “outstanding long-term contribution to Australia’s restaurant industry.”

In her 40-year career, Beer has released an array of locally-produced products that sit proudly in pantries worldwide, been a television star with our very own Simon Bryant, released cookbooks, and started the Maggie Beer Foundation.

She has since sold her culinary business and is using the Maggie Beer Foundation to improve aged care food in Australia.

Meanwhile, the Barossa’s FermentAsian was awarded the Regional Wine List of the Year for their 90-page selection that not only highlights the Barossa’s varieties, but also wines made worldwide (including in the Canary Islands). The team also received a hat in the guide.

One of only six recipients, Jock Zonfrillo’s Restaurant Orana was awarded three hats alongside fellow Tasting Australia alumni restaurants such as Dan Hunter’s Brae and Peter Gilmore’s Quay.

Two hats were awarded to Hentley Farm with head chef Lachlan Colwill and Magill Estate with Scott Huggins.

Other local favourites received recognition with a hat including Africola, Botanic Gardens Restaurant, The Currant Shed, D’Arenberg Cube Restaurant, Fino Seppeltsfield, Herringbone, Osteria Oggi, Salopian Inn, Shōbōsho, Stone’s Throw and The Summertown Aristologist.

Dan Hunter’s Brae took out the prestigious Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year and Lennox Hastie was named Citi Chef of the Year.

To view the full list of hat recipients, click here.

The Tasting Australia team congratulates all the award recipients.