Australian Culinary Challenge – Stand HA33

The 2018 Culinary Challenge bought to you by The Australian Culinary Federation will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre as part of Fine Food Australia 2018. Chefs, trainees and apprentices will have the opportunity to pit their skills against each other and against the clock, competing for a share of up to $10,000 in cash and prizes.

Chefs of the highest calibre and skill level are invited to showcase their talents in front of the Fine Food audience and will be judged by a panel of ACF registered judges.

This year the extensive competition program will include the Nestle Golden Chefs Hat Award Final Series, AusTAFE the Victorian Final of the National Apprentice Competition, ACF Most Outstanding Chef and ACF Most Outstanding Pastry Chef 2018, plus many more exciting competitions.

The Australian Culinary Federation – Victoria Chapter is committed to showcasing and promoting culinary excellence through encouraging participation and providing world class competition.

 

Monday 10 September

The winners of Most Outstanding Chef, Most Outstanding Pastry Chef, and Most Outstanding Apprentice/Trainee will be decided. Take a look at the line up of judges on the panel.


The Nestlé Golden Chef's Hat Award is Australia's longest running culinary competition for young chefs. The competition provides a crucial platform for the chefs of tomorrow to showcase their skills of today. It's an experience like no other that offers the opportunity to connect and learn with a national network of inspirational professionals, with the chance to compete for an unforgettable international prize trip.

Team's competing today include:

- Australian Capital Territory; Felicia Mardo & Nicole Samson
- New South Wales Regional; Liam Gray & George Mirosevich
- New South Wales Metro; Billy Fox & Matt Wills
- Northern Territory; Jarrod Everett & Connor Hakes
- Queensland Metro: Eve Sheraton & Sammuel Lee


Watch on as teams from Western Australia & William Angliss cook off against the clock to prepare a chef's table for 20 people. With five people on each team, see chefs sweat it out in the kitchen to prepare a chef's table including; four varieties of cold finger food, one cold seafood buffet platter & salad, and 20 plated main courses, torte or gateaux and portions of freestyle desserts. Take a look below and meet our judges!


Tuesday 11 September

The Nestlé Golden Chef's Hat Award is Australia's longest running culinary competition for young chefs. The competition provides a crucial platform for the chefs of tomorrow to showcase their skills of today. It's an experience like no other that offers the opportunity to connect and learn with a national network of inspirational professionals, with the chance to compete for an unforgettable international prize trip.

Team's competing today include:

- Queensland Regioinal; Jayden Osbourne & Kelvin Anderson
- South Australia; Sarah Jones & Ben Rogers
- Tasmania; Clinton Richardson & Jomarie Gealon
- Victoria; Jemima Kudumba & Ryan Cosentino
- Western Australia; Jason Nickolas & Lara Kirby


Watch on as the team form Crown cook off against the clock to prepare a chef's table for 20 people. With five people on each team, see chefs sweat it out in the kitchen to prepare a chef's table including; four varieties of cold finger food, one cold seafood buffet platter & salad, and 20 plated main courses, torte or gateaux and portions of freestyle desserts. Take a look below and meet our judges!


Wednesday 12 September

Watch on as teams from Tasmania, NSW, ACT and regions cook off against the clock to prepare a chef's table for 20 people. With five people on each team, see chefs sweat it out in the kitchen to prepare a chef's table including; four varieties of cold finger food, one cold seafood buffet platter & salad, and 20 plated main courses, torte or gateaux and portions of freestyle desserts. Take a look below and meet our judges!


Thursday 13 September

The MAGGI Yum Cha Challenge is a new addition to the Culinary Challenge. Follow five teams as they battle it out and prepare 10 portions of five different dishes steamed, baked or fried with a partnering sauce or dip. With 90 minutes on the clock and only 30 minutes to serve up 100 pieces of Yum Cha, this is definitely a competition not to miss. Competing teams include Crown Melbourne, Secret Garden and Dumpling House. Take a look below and meet our esteemed judging panel!


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