UK-NZ Culinary Challenge

The UK-NZ Culinary Challenge offers one lucky UK chef the chance to win an all expenses paid three week tour of New Zealand, flying courtesy of sponsor Air New Zealand to work in the country’s best restaurants and lodges, and visiting food producers and wineries.

The competition, in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs, is open to young chefs aged between 18 and 23, who will be tasked with creating a gourmet menu that can be prepared and served in two hours.

The starter has to include British seafood, the main course to use loin of New Zealand venison, and the dessert has to include Comvita New Zealand manuka honey.

Eight chefs will be chosen to go forward to the cook off, and the winner will be announced at an official awards ceremony in the Penthouse Suite of New Zealand House in London after the event.

Restaurants or colleges of each of the eight finalists will receive a complimentary case of wine from sponsor Trinity Hill Wines.

Latest UK-NZ Culinary Challenge

21/05/2013 11:05
Here is the Roll of Honour detailing the names of the winners since the competition began in 2003.
21/05/2013 11:05
The final of this year's NZ-UK Culinary Challenge took place at the Restaurant Show on October...
21/05/2013 11:05
A 19 year old commis chef from The five star Berkeley Hotel in London has won the NZ-UK Young Chef...
21/05/2013 11:05
Luke Fouracre, demi chef de partie at the House of Commons, has won the 2009 NZ-UK Link Foundation...
21/05/2013 11:05
Craft Guild of Chefs & NZ-UK Link Foundation Culinary Challenge 2009
21/05/2013 11:05
Craft Guild of Chefs & NZ-UK Link Foundation Culinary Challenge 2009

More UK-NZ Culinary Challenge

21/05/2013 11:05
Louisa Matthews, a 20 year old chef working at Eton College in Windsor for Sodexo, has won the...
21/05/2013 10:05
Open to chefs and trainee chefs between 18 and 23 years (by Saturday 1st December 2007) working in...
10/07/2011 00:07
Owing to a clash of dates, the UK-NZ Culinary Challenge cook off will now take place in spring 2012.
09/01/2010 00:01
Luke Fouracre, demi chef de partie at the House of Commons, has won the 2009 NZ-UK Link Foundation...
09/08/2008 00:08
The Craft Guild of Chefs and The NZ-UK Link Foundation are delighted to announce that this years...
09/08/2008 00:08
The Craft Guild of Chefs and The NZ-UK Link Foundation are delighted to announce that this years...
09/08/2008 00:08
For chefs between 18 and 23 years (by 1st December 2008) working in the hospitality or food...
11/05/2008 00:05
The final 10 chefs that will compete against each other in this year's NZ-UK Challenge have...

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