Good Food Guide: Fairfax appoints publisher, Awards move to Melbourne

• Second Good Food Guide Awards to take place in Melbourne

Fairfax Media’s Good Food Guide Awards will take place in Melbourne for the first time this year, after launching in Sydney last year.

The 2019 Good Food Guide Awards presented by Vittoria and Citi will reveal the best restaurants, bars and chefs from across Australia when they take place on Monday October 8, 2018.

Meanwhile, The Good Food Guide 2019 will be published by lifestyle publishers Simon & Schuster Australia, marking the start of a three-year publishing partnership with Fairfax.

Simon & Schuster Australia MD Dan Ruffino said, “We are delighted to reunite Australia’s leading food book publisher, Julie Gibbs, with the Good Food Guide team to produce Australia’s most loved and indispensable book of the best places to eat and drink across Australia.

“Julie will act as publisher of the Guide for Simon & Schuster Australia, bringing with her five years’ experience publishing The Good Food Guide for both The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. It’s a publication she greatly respects and she is excited to once again be helping to bring it to life.”

The national Good Food Guide, launched last year, independently reviews restaurants, cafés, bars and cheap eats across every Australia state and territory, making it the most trusted source of information about where to find the best – and hatted – venues in every capital city and beyond.

Last year’s national rollout of the Good Food Guide Awards was supported by a gala launch event in Sydney which was attended by more than 750 of the restaurant industry’s luminaries.

Good Food Guide editor, Myffy Rigby, said: “This is the second year that The Good Food Guide has encompassed all of Australia, and I couldn’t be prouder to shine a light on outstanding hatted restaurants nationwide – from exceptional restaurants in rural South Australia, through to beachside dining in Western Australia, and hidden gems in the backstreets of Tasmania.

“Every year, we go in hungry and leave more excited than ever to share these restaurants and dining destinations with our readers.”

Top photo: Colin Fassnidge and Dan Hong at last year’s Good Food Guide Awards

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