Peter Howard inducted into the Food Media Club’s (FMCA) Hall of Fame On Thursday 9th August, at the President’s Dinner of Food Media Club Australia Inc. held at Liquidity Restaurant in picturesque Rozelle Bay, Australian food identity Peter Howard was inducted into the Food Media Club’s Hall of Fame by Food Media Club President, Ian Hemphill.
From time to time FMCA will induct a member into the FMCA Hall of Fame.
Nominations are called from the membership based on the following criteria: personal commitment to the profession and FMCA, the respect of his/her colleagues, good communication skills, made a significant contribution to the profession over a length of time, shown a willingness to share knowledge and be a mentor to the younger generation, been involved in professional activities over and above one’s professional commitments and always behaved in an ethical manner.
Past inductees have been Jean Storey, Maureen Simpson, Pamela Clark, Dr. Max Lake, Jan Boon and Barbara Lowery.
FMCA received a number of nominations. This year’s inductee more than meets all these criteria said President Ian Hemphill.
Peter Howard came from a background in hospitality, having run a catering business and four restaurants in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. He was a lecturer at the prestigious Ryde Catering College for nearly 10 years and has written textbooks and cookbooks that sell in Australia and overseas.
Peter has presented weekly on TV for 14 years, convened the first Culinary Tourism Advisory Committee, has worked in the USA, Canada, Japan, Germany and the UK promoting Australian produce and is an Australia Day Ambassador and has been recognised as a Living Legend of Australian Tourism, one of only 100 who have been named in Australia.
Last but not least has been Peter’s consistent commitment to, and support of, the Food Media Club Australia Inc.
President Ian Hemphill and the Executive committee of the Food Media Club extend their very best wishes to Peter Howard.