Low ticket sales has prompted Drysdale to cancel its scheduled second Restaurant Tasmania event featuring Melbourne-based chef Charlie Carrington.
The event was the second in a three-part series for Restaurant Tasmania, formerly the Great Chefs Series.
TasTAFE chief executive Jenny Dodd confirmed on Thursday it had decided to "make a sensible judgement" to cancel Carrington's restaurant event.
"Drysdale made a sensible judgement call regarding the October 18 event, being mindful that the focus was on ensuring the event was robust enough to be the best use of apprentices' time, noting they are in paid employment elsewhere," Ms Dodd said.
"All ticket holders were given almost a full week's notice informing them of the cancellation and the cost of tickets was refunded."
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Restaurant Tasmania was re-branded from the Great Chefs Series for the 2019 event and is no longer supported by the Josef Chromy Group, as it has in the past.
The first three years of the Great Chef Series brought culinary rockstars, their talents and entourages to the North to work alongside the TasTAFE cookery students, with the likes of French chef Alain Passard and Brazilian chef Alex Atala passing on techniques, work ethic and flare.
This year, Karen Martini, Charlie Carrington and Jowett Ju have been invited to work with hospitality apprentices and students for the series.
Tourism Northern Tasmania chief executive Chris Griffin said the previous event with Karen Martini, held on September 3 had been a great success.
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"She [Martini] was the absolute perfect mentor to pair up with these students, and they all got a lot out of working with her," Mr Griffin said.
Mr Griffin said while it was disappointing when any event had to be cancelled but sometimes a judgement call had to be made, if the event was not going to work as planned.
However, he said Tourism Northern Tasmania and Drysdale were committed to running a successful third event, with Jowett Yu.
Restaurant Tasmania is supported through Skills Tasmania's support of Drysdale but also received a $50,000 grant from Tourism Northern Tasmania.
- Tickets for the a third event with Jowett Yu on 8 November went on sale on Thursday and has been confirmed to go ahead. To purchase tickets head to the website.