Sound the bugle. The shortlist for one of Melbourne's most prestigious titles, The Age Good Food Guide Young Chef of the Year Award, has been announced. After interviewing applicants, the judges (Alla Wolf-Tasker, Philippe Mouchel and Andrew McConnellhave arrived at a shortlist.
The young chefs are: Blayne Bertoncello (O. My, Beaconsfield), Peter Gunn (Attica, Ripponlea and Ides), Jake Kellie (Estelle, Northcote), George Tomlin (the Town Mouse, Carlton) and Thomas Woods (Woodland House, Prahran).
The award, which honours top chefs aged under 30, is now in its 15th year. Previous winners include George Calombaris (The Press Club, MasterChef), Adam D'Sylva (Coda, Tonka) and Robin Wickens (The Royal Mail, Dunkeld). This year's winner will be announced at the launch of The Age Good Food Guide 2016 on September 21.