After 12 months of intense training, assisted by
coach, leading Australian chef Scott Pickett and mentor, Philippe Mouchel,
on May 8th 2018, Michael competed, with his Commis Chef, Laura Skvor,
in the Asia Pacific division of Bocuse d’Or in China, against 11 other countries.
Team Australia placed fourth and thus qualifying for a place in the Bocuse
d’Or finale in Lyon, France, to be held in January 2019. Laura Skvor, won Best
Commis Chef in the Asia Pacific division – a fantastic achievement! Flinders
Hotel are very proud of Michael and Laura’s dedication and achievements
and are fortunate to have their creativity, passion and talent as part of our
“ As a Chef working on the magnificent Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, I’m
privileged to be surrounded by the stunning ocean and coastal hinterland of
This unique environment - pristine waters, clean air, rich soil and diverse
micro-climate – nurtures an abundance of fine produce, which encourages
my clarity of purpose to achieve my dreams, and inspires my vision and
creativity, to stretch the boundaries of my craft. ” Michael Cole 2018.