06 November 2009: The Advertiser
THE state's seafood stole the show at the 12th Annual South Australian Premier's Food Awards on Friday night.
Michael Angelakis, of seafood empire Angelakis Brothers, was inducted into the South Australian Hall of Fame, while Eyre Peninsula black-lipped abalone producers Dover Fisheries and Southern Bluefin Tuna producers Clean Seas each won two awards. Premier Mike Rann said the results showed South Australian seafood was world class.
"Michael Angelakis . . . exposes this state and produce to international audiences and is a South Australian icon," he said.
"Michael is dedicated to seafood from South Australia and through his popular TV program Out of the Blue his passion for all food sectors is evident."
Dover Fisheries and Clean Seas were both dual winners, scooping two awards each.
"Abalone business Dover Fisheries, which won both the NAB Agribusin ess Export Award as well as the new Food Adelaide Value Chain Award, is driving dollars into this state through well-researched consumer and market understanding," Mr Rann said.
He also saluted La Casa Del Formaggio managing director Claude Cicchiello, 35, who was the KPMG Young Leader Award winner.
"Claude is . . . providing leadership at the ground level for up and coming food businesses," he said.
South Australian Food Industry Hall of Fame Inductee: Michael Angelakis of Angelakis Brothers.
KPMG Young Leader Award : La Casa Del Formaggio managing director Claude Cicchiello.
Food and Beverage Development Fund Workforce Development Award: Robern Menz.
Peats Soil and Garden Supplies Sustainability Award: Clean Seas Limited.
NAB Agribusiness Export Award: Dover Fisheries.
SARDI Innovation Award: Clean Seas Limited
Dept of Trade and Economic Development New Product Award:Pendleton Fine Foods
Rural Solutions SA Services to Industry Award:Singapore Airlines Cargo
Rabobank Value Adding Award: B.-d. Farm Paris Creek
Food Adelaide Vale Chain Award: Dover Fisheries