World Finals :
McBain, Matthew (°1951) - Australia
Edingurgh Schools Certificate
Executive Chef/ Unit manager, Alpha Flight Services, Melbourne
Master member of the Australian Culinary Federation
Member of Federation of Chef's Scotland
Awards and titles:
1977: Prix d'honneur in the Concours Gastronomique, Melbourne
1991: Gold medal - Pacific National Exhibition, ice sculpture exhibition Vancouver
1992: Chef of the year, Melbourne; triple Gold medallist, Melbourne Salon Culinaire; bronze medal Culinary Olympics, Frankfurt; Ice carving classic, Chicago, 2 bronze medals
1996: one gold & two bronze medeals Culinary Olympics, Berlin; triple Gold medallist Melbourne Salon Culinaire
2000: two bronze medals Pastry Olympics, Erfurt, Germany
2002: Culinary Challange Melbourne 4 gold medals & 2 silver medals; Most outstanding Artist: Jean Hill Memorial trophy; Runner up most outstanding pastry chef, one silver medal; Sweet Buffet Show Piece 2 gold medals & one silver; petit fours/pralines one gold medal; Restaurant Dessert for four one gold medal; Winner of The National Callebaut Easter Challenge.
2004: Culinary Olyimpics, Erfurt, Team captain Australian National Pastry Team one gold medal & third place overall one bronze medal.