And the winner is... David Camwell
2001 – Winner – 1st year apprentice Chef – Sydney Metropolitan region
2001 – Finalist – 1st year apprentice Chef – NSW State awards
2002 – Winner – 2nd year apprentice Chef – Sydney Metropolitan region
2002 – Winner – 2nd year apprentice Chef – NSW State awards
2003 – 2nd place – 3rd year apprentice Chef – Sydney Metropolitan region
David Camwell - Executive Chef, Allegro
David Camwell, participated in the annual Restaurant & Catering New South Wales Apprenticeship Competition organised in association with TAFE.
This involved preparing, cooking and presenting an entrée, main course and a mystery box of ingredients for dessert. After many sleepless nights in preparation and against some very stiff competition from all over Sydney he emerged the victor.
Winning himself a place in the State Apprentice Competition in September 2002. This competition involved the competitors being given a mystery box of ingredients and having to plan a menu, devise recipes, prepare, cook and present a three-course meal within 2½ hours! All under close scrutiny from the watchful eyes of the judges.
David coming away from the State Titles, highly commended with a finalist's medal. He was presented both his winning Metropolitan and State finalist medals in front of 1000 guests during a spectacular gala evening at the Restaurant & Catering NSW Awards for Excellence at Fox Studios in Sydney.