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Anna Polyviou Announced as a Judge on TV Show "Family Food Fight"

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney's Executive Pastry Chef Anna Polyviou has been announced as a judge on Nine Network Australia's brand new prime-time cooking competition, Family Food Fight

The 'Punk Princess of Pastry' will join acclaimed chef and restaurateur Matt Moran, popular foodie and cookbook author Hayden Quinn and internationally renowned food writer and critic Tom Parker Bowles as one of the judges.
 
Six food-loving families from across the country will go head-to-head in the kitchen in a quest to find Australia's No. 1 food family.
 
Family Food Fight is presently in production and will be broadcast across multiple nights later in 2017 on Nine Network Australia.
 
Executive Pastry Chef Anna Polyviou
Anna Polyviou turned her creative eye to Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney's sweetest experiences, becoming known for her renowned high tea, decadent dessert station at Café Mix, luscious treats at Lobby Lounge and the Horizon Club, along with inventive in-room dining and banquet menus.
 
The award-winning chef is the mastermind behind Sydney's biggest dessert event of the year, Sweet Street, which is held in the hotel's Grand Ballroom. A wild world of colour, flavour and funky beats will explode at the one-night-only ticketed dessert festival for the fourth year running on 14 July 2017.
 
In May 2017, Polyviou was a guest judge on MasterChef Australia and challenged contestants to create her Firecracker dessert, a cartoon-themed creation with a sparkler in the tail, delivering her signature theatrics.
 
Polyviou has also created a Dessert Degustation series together with renowned sweets creators in the hotel's pastry kitchen, as well as the annual Christmas Spectacular, which has become a destination of Sydney's festive calendar.
 
In 2016, Polyviou took home the coveted "Pastry Chef of the Year" at the prestigious Gault&Millau Awards, hot on the heels of her "Hotel Chef" win at the 2016 HM Awards.
 
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com.
 
 
 
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PRESS CONTACT
  
Deane Brosnan
Director of Communications
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
E-mail: deane.brosnan@shangri-la.com
Tel.: (61 2) 9250 6151
www.shangri-la.com/sydney 
For digitised pictures of the group’s hotels, please go to www.shangri-la.com/imagelibrary.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com.