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R&CA’s Lifetime Achiever and Young Achiever program recognises the exceptional achievements, efforts and dedication of individuals to Australia’s restaurant and catering industry. These individuals have shaped Australia’s dining scene through their culinary skill, innovation and dedication to their craft.

Individuals being nominated for a Lifetime Achiever Award should have been involved with the Association (as members, associate members or supporters) for a period of at least 10 years and should be nominated by an existing member.

Nominations should focus on the esteem in which the individual is held by the industry, their participation in the Awards program, their Certified Professional Restaurateur status and their contribution to the industry.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Lifetime Achiever Award click here. 

Lifetime Achievers will be recognised at their respective State Awards for Excellence.

In March 2018, all State Lifetime Achievers will be invited to a gala dinner held at Parliament House to honour their achievements.


2016 LIFETIME ACHIEVERS

ACT – Ben Willis
NSW – Neil Slater
SA – Eldert Hoebee
QLD – Richard Cavill
VIC – Philippe Mouchel
WA – Nic Trimboli
Young Achiever – Tyron Simon


2015 LIFETIME ACHIEVERS

ACT – Carlo Tosolini
NSW – William Galvin OAM
SA – Peter Morelli
QLD – Philip Johnson
VIC – Don Cameron
WA – Hans Lang
Young Achiever – Scott Pickett


2014 LIFETIME ACHIEVERS

NSW – Greg Doyle
VIC –  Frank van Haandel
QLD – Nino Miano
SA – Jim Carreker
WA – Warwick Lavis
Young Achiever – Adam Swanson


2013 LIFETIME ACHIEVERS

NSW – Gerhard Poelzl
VIC – Rinaldo Di Stasio
QLD – Robert O’Keeffe
SA – George Belperio
WA – Russell Blaikie
Young Achiever – Dan Hong


PREVIOUS LIFETIME AND YOUNG ACHIEVERS

To view the achievers from 2003 – 2012 click here.