Nelly Robinson to host the next Culinary Speaker Series

Renowned chef Nelly Robinson of nel. restaurant will visit William Blue next week to inspire the next generation of leaders in hospitality.

Robinson will host the latest event in William Blue’s popular Culinary Speaker Series (CSS), which brings prominent industry guests onto campus each trimester to give students real insight into what it takes to become a leader in the hospitality, culinary and tourism industry.

Nelly Robinson is the head chef and owner of Sydney’s nel. restaurant. Beginning his career at Michelin-starred restaurant Northcote Manor in the UK at 15 years old, he was trained by chef patron Nigel Haworth.

At 22 he was named head chef at Stanley House before making the move to Australia where he opened his restaurant at just 29 years of age.

Breathing new life into Sydney’s progressive dining scene, nel. restaurant is pioneering a global-infused culinary experience that is setting Sydneysiders’ tastebuds alight. Spearheading the kitchen, chef Nelly Robinson and his team are widely celebrated for their contemporary interpretations of modern Australian dishes.

“William Blue at Torrens University places significant emphasis on the value and importance of partnerships with industry leaders, such as Nelly,” said Jerome Casteigt, General Manager – Hospitality, Laureate Australia.

“We introduced the CSS to ensure that our students were getting real exposure to the industry on a regular basis. Our learning model at William Blue comprises academic excellence, applied learning and industry experience. The CSS further extends the industry immersion element for our students, giving them greater access to networking and employment opportunities on graduation, “ he added.

Previous hosts of the Culinary Speaker Series include Giovanni Pilu of Pilu restaurant, Fritz Gubler of eHoterlier,Somer Sivrioglu of Efendy and Anason, and Kylie Ball of Luke Mangan.

The event will be held at William Blue’s The Rocks Campus on Tuesday 18 April from 10 – 11am AEST.