Luncheon with Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Neil Perry

Luncheon with Kerri-Anne Kennely and Neil Perry

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AustCham Shanghai and Qantas will welcome Australian television icon Kerri-Anne Keenerley and culinary extraordinaire Neil Perry to Shanghai with a gourmet luncheon on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at the Peace Hotel.

Join AustCham Shanghai for an afternoon of fine food and conversation, including an intimate interview between Kerri-Anne and Neil.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley has interviewed world leaders, sporting icons, leaders of business and superstars as a highly respected national television presenter but has maintained her grass roots approach to life and business and has graced our television screens every week day for almost thirty years.

Kerri-Anne currently hosts ten hours of live, national TV every week on her signature program, Kerri-Anne, with a one-hour special, Best Interviews of the Week, every Saturday. Before this, she was the first female host of Midday and prior to these programs Kerri-Anne spearheaded the growth of breakfast television for 11 years with Good Morning Australia.

Away from the spotlight, Kerri-Anne is a successful business woman and tireless charity worker. She has served on the Council for the Order of Australia and was proud help give honours to great Australians. Kerri-Anne’s longevity in the media is due to her style, dignity, humour and hard work as well as the relationships developed over 30 years.

“I’m working because I love what I do and I’m committed to what I’m doing,” Kerry-Anne explains proudly.

Kerri-Anne’s reputation has made her one of Australia’s and televisions great ambassadors and a role model for women of all ages.

Neil Perry is one of Australia’s leading and most influential chefs. He has managed several quality restaurants in Sydney and today concentrates on his numerous restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne and Rockpool Consulting.

Neil’s career in hospitality began at Sails restaurant at McMahons Point and in Rose Bay. Neil then became head chef at Barrenjoey Restaurant, Palm Beach and was also given creative control over Perry’s in Paddington. In October 1986, he opened the Blue Water Grill at Bondi Beach and took the site from being a 20-year failure to an overnight success.

Neil then opened Rockpool in February 1989 with his business partner and cousin Trish Richards, with the intention of establishing one of Australia’s finest restaurants. After only six months it was voted Sydney’s best new restaurant in the Good Food Guide and over the years has gone on to win a long list of awards in Australia and internationally. Rockpool Bar & Grill in Melbourne followed in October 2006, with Spice Temple and Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney both lifting off in early 2009.

Neil Perry heads a team of six consultants to Qantas Airways. Menus are developed quarterly for International First and Business Class travellers, with the team overseeing the implementation and introduction to catering centres at key ports. The Rockpool Consulting team is integral to the food and wine training and communication for all premium flight attendants, and works with Qantas to develop service delivery to reflect a more modern in-flight dining experience.

Registration fee for AustCham Members is RMB400 per person and RMB 500 for non-members.

Reserve your attendance by Tuesday 14 September with Helen Li, Administrative Assistant via email:helen.li@austchamshanghai.com.

Please note that if you show up on the day of the event without a booking you will be charged a 50RMB “walk in” fee if spaces are still available. Should you wish to cancel your reservation. please do so in writing, 24 hours in advance. AustCham will pass on any costs incurred for no shows to the persons concerned.

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