We’re excited that the 2022 competition is back to live chef-to-chef cook-offs at both Regional and Grand Finals, so that young chefs can showcase their cooking skills and be rated against their peers.
Regional & Metro Cook-offs
An amazing level of young chefs have signed up for the 2022 action and all will now go forward to compete in their regional or metro heat. Each chef will create two courses (main and dessert), to be prepared, cooked, and served in 2.5 hours.
Their dishes will be judged to globally recognised standards with the opportunity to win medals at each stage.
2022 Australia & New Zealand Regional Dates and Locations
Australia Dates and Locations
|Canberra, Australia Capital Territory||23/05/2022|
|Grafton, NSW Regional||25/05/2022|
|Darwin, Northern Territory||08/06/2022|
|Newcastle, NSW Regional||22/06/2022|
|Adelaide, South Australia||29/06/2022|
|Perth, Western Australia||03/07/2022|
|Sydney, NSW Metro||05/07/2022|
|Brisbane, South Queensland||09/07/2022|
|Cairns, North Queensland||24/07/2022|
New Zealand Dates and Locations
|Christchurch, South Island||26/07/2022|
|Auckland, North Island||28/07/2022|
|Fine Food Australia (Melbourne)||05/09/2022 & 06/09/2022|
|Industry Awards Night||07/09/2022|
We'll select 1 winner per region to proceed to round 3 (the grand final cook-offs). They'll also win a kitchen equipment prize courtesy of SOLIDTEKNICS (2 pans per winner). Please note that NSW Regional will consist of four heats in the following towns (Bega, Newcastle, Grafton & Armidale). The NSW Regional participant who scores the highest points from the four NSW Regional heats will be invited to participate in Round 3.