18 January 2016: Today a nexus between one of the world’s best restaurants and the largest vocational trainer in the Southern Hemisphere is occurring in Sydney.
Staff members of Denmark’s Noma restaurant, currently ranked third on San Pellegrino’s 2015 World’s 100 Best Restaurants list, will complete training today with multi award winning vocational training provider TAFE Western Sydney.
TAFE Western Sydney Institute Director Robin Shreeve said that he was very pleased that his organisation could support Noma in Australia.
“We have been able to adapt training and delivery so that it is a perfect fit for more than twenty Noma staff members, who are located close to the Barangaroo Skills Exchange training facility managed by TAFE Western Sydney.
“The training means that Noma will be compliant with NSW regulations relating to food safety and service of alcohol.”
Noma will open for business on Australia Day for 10 weeks at Barangaroo, bringing their entire staff team, from dish washer to general manager. Bookings, priced at $485 per head, sold out for the duration of Noma’s stay in Australia in less than an hour in October 2015. Reservations for Noma Australia’s final dinner service on April 2 are yet to open.
Noma’s website states that the menu will include Australian produce and all-Australian beverage pairing.
“We’re leaving behind our ingredients in Copenhagen. All we’ll take from our kitchen is an open frame of mind and a passion for learning,” the website states.
Noma was voted World’s Best Restaurant in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.