Culinary Challenge 2018

2018 Culinary Challenge Entry Form


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 from September 10th – 13th inclusive. 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 and 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.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the 2018 Culinary Challenge, whether you are a first year apprentice or competing at a national level showcasing the latest culinary skills. This competition demonstrates your passion and commitment to the industry and are as such viewed as ambassadors in this field.

We invite you to test your skill in the heat of competition and we look forward to you being a part of this culinary competition.

Culinary Regards,


Steve Baar

President: Australian Culinary Federation – Victoria Chapter (Formerly Known as AGPC)

Each kitchen team is to consist of 5 people, one team manager, three qualified chefs, (Preferably one pastry chef or chef dedicated to preparing Dessert) and one junior chef (Apprentice/Trainee who has been in industry for less than 3 years; evidence to be provided, all details will be treated as confidential)

Chef's Table 

8 International, Regional and State teams; (2 each day over 4 days) will cook off against the clock to prepare a Chef’s Table for 20 persons. 16 Guests & 4 Jury

$200 entry fee on application - fully refunded post participation in the Restaurant Challenge.

Entry Form on Criteria Document

Yum Cha Challenge

The Yum Cha Challenge is new to the Culinary Challenge. There will be one session consisting of five (5) teams of two (2) Chefs and one (1) wait staff on Thursday 13th September. Each team will serve 10 portions (100 pieces) two (2) pieces each of (5) different dishes with accompanying sauce or dip.

Entry Form on Criteria Document

Most Outstanding Categories

You are required to enter specific classes to be eligible to win these categories please ensure you select the correct classes as per below criteria

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ACF Members $20, Non Members $120 includes one year ACF membership, Apprentice or Trainee Non Member $65 includes one year ACF membership.
ACC Registration Information
You must provide your membership number if you have selected ACF member above
Credit Card Information
Billing Name and Address
CC Competition Classes

Multiple classes can be selected

Please ensure you select the correct classes below if you have entered a Most Outstanding Category.