Students can eat free at Noma Australia

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Noma in Sydney: (from left) Tess Davison, Katherine Bont, Rene Redzepi, James Spreadbury, Tamara Archer and  Beau ...
Noma in Sydney: (from left) Tess Davison, Katherine Bont, Rene Redzepi, James Spreadbury, Tamara Archer and Beau Clugston map out their Barangaroo menu.  Photo: Edwina Pickles

Are you a hospitality student who missed out on a seat at Noma Australia, or just couldn't afford the $485 price tag while studying? Well, there might be a way you can eat at the Sydney residence of Copenhagen's most celebrated restaurant without spending a cent.

For each week until the end of its 10-week Barangaroo pop-up, the Noma team is offering four culinary and hospitality students a chance to eat there free of charge. After the meal, students will be given a tour of the kitchen and meet Noma executive chef and mastermind Rene Redzepi and other members of the crew.

Crumbed abalone with native seaweeds and bunya nut.
Crumbed abalone with native seaweeds and bunya nut. Photo: Edwina Pickles

Students keen to experience abalone schnitzel and crocodile-fat-topped clams on the house can apply to sydstudents@noma.dk with an answer to the question "What does tomorrow's meal look like?". Students can draw, film, photograph or write their answer, which will be reviewed and judged by the Noma team for its "passion, insight, ideas and creativity".

"Tomorrow's Meal" is also the theme for Rene Redzepi's sold-out MAD SYD food symposium at Sydney Opera House on April 3.

"We have felt only warmth and generosity from our new friends and neighbours over the last month and now we would like to be able to give back, in small part, to the next generation of Australian chefs and waiters," said the Noma team on its website.

Noma's Australian clams, mussels and oysters topped with crisp chicken skin brushed with crocodile fat.
Noma's Australian clams, mussels and oysters topped with crisp chicken skin brushed with crocodile fat.  

Entry is open to NSW residents only and the first four winners will be notified on February 26 and eat at the restaurant the following weekend. Final entries must be received by March 25. See the Noma website for full terms and conditions.