Highland’s head chef named best in the state

Maryborough Highland Societyʼs Andrew Rae, Malcolm Blandthorn, Jaye Foon and Jenna Townsend are celebrating the clubʼs wins at the Community Club Victoria Awards this year.

The Maryborough Highland Society has once again come home from the Community Clubs Victoria Awards with a stack of prizes.

With a record number of nominations received from the 1500 clubs falling under the Community Clubs Victoria banner, taking home top spots at the awards night, held in Melbourne on May 4, was no mean feat.

The Highland Society took out its fourth consecutive Outstanding Community Service award for its Ploughman’s and Pavlova Drought Relief Fundraiser which raised over $10,000 in October last year.

The business is also celebrating its head chef, Jenna Townsend, who took out top honours to win Club Chef of the Year.

The win was made extra special after Ms Townsend was a finalist in the category last year.

“It was a complete surprise, I didn’t even know I was nominated this year until they announced my name at the awards night,” Ms Townsend said.

“It’s great, being a Victoria-wide competition it’s pretty massive, it’s tough to just be a finalist.”

Ms Townsend received the award for the hard work she’s put into the Highland Society after joining the business in 2015.

For more on this story see Page 5 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, May 14

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