CUISINE Restaurant at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa has been named as one of the best restaurants in Australia after being awarded a coveted hat in the Australian Good Food Guide (AGFG) chef hat awards.
Cuisine received the only hat to be awarded in the Snowy Mountain region.
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa General Manager Scott O'Neile said the team at Cuisine had been striving towards this goal for the past year.
"Our executive chef Greg Pieper is a creative and committed chef who has been awarded Chef's Hat Awards at other restaurants during his career," Mr O'Neile said.
"When Greg joined the team at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in 2011, one of his major goals was to create the best restaurant in the Snowy Mountains and for his team to receive top industry recognition through chef hat awards."
The AGFG Chef's Hats have been awarded to discerning restaurants around Australia since 1982 and are handed out after careful deliberation by AGFG appointed inspectors who dine anonymously. Their reviews and the votes of the dining public then determine these results.
Cuisine is known for its classical, yet inventive, menu featuring local produce and its magnificent location overlooking Lake Crackenback and the surrounding mountains.
Executive Chef Greg Pieper is known as one of Australia's finest emerging chefs. Prior to joining Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa Greg ran a restaurant in northern New South Wales which achieved three chef's hat from the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, a fourth star by the Courier Mail Good Food Guide awards, a third plate from Restaurant and Catering NSW for best informal restaurant Northern Region and was named Chef of the Year for four consecutive years by the Gold Coast Magazine Awards.