THE FINALISTS OF 2021
See their winning dishes and find out a little about them.
NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL FINALISTS
Samantha Warena, North Island Finalist
After achieving a silver medal, Samantha was elated with the win and is looking forward to competing in Sydney.
“I’m now working on my game plan for the big event and taking the judges’ feedback to heart, so I can improve for the Sydney finals. This was a great opportunity to learn new things and meet the other contestants. We had a great time and hope to keep in touch.”
Main: Seared ginger stuffed sous vide chicken breast, a braised chicken lollipop on sweet potato puree and vegetables
Dessert: Chilli infused chocolate mousse on a crispy orange shortbread served with spiced rhubarb