Culinary Challenge

2017 Entry Form


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The 2017 Culinary Challenge bought to you by The Australian Culinary Federation will be held at the Sydney International Convention Centre as part of Fine Food Australia 2017 from September 11th -14th 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 National, interstate and local judges.

This year the extensive competition program will include the Nestle Golden Chefs Hat Award Final Series, World skills Cookery and Butchery competitions, ACF Most Outstanding Chef and ACF Most Outstanding Pastry Chef 2017, Yum Cha Challenge and many more exciting competitions.

The Australian Culinary Federation 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 2017 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,

Karen Doyle

President: Australian Culinary Federation – NSW ACT & Regions.                                                               


Yum Cha Challenge

The Yum Cha Challenge is new to the Culinary Challenge. There will be one session consisting of six (6) teams of two (2) Chefs and one (1) wait staff on Monday 11th Sept or Tues 12th Sept TBC from 2-5pm. Each team will serve ten (10) guests; two (2) pieces each of (5) different dishes with accompanying sauce or dip. $2000 in cash & prizes for the winning team


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

B1. ACF Most Outstanding Chef 2017     

Winner to receive $1000 in cash and prizes. To be eligible to win you must compete in two (2) open live classes plus one (1) open static class, selecting from S3, S4, S5, S6, S7. 

B2. ACF Most Outstanding Apprentice/Trainee Chef 2017   

Winner to receive $500 in cash and prizes. To be eligible to win you must compete in two (2) apprentice/trainee live classes plus one (1) apprentice/trainee static class, selecting from S3A, S4A, S5A, S6A, S7A. 

B3. ACF Most Outstanding Pastry Chef 2017

Winner to receive $1000 in cash and prizes. To be eligible to win you must have competed in Category F5 open live class and S2 sweet buffet centrepiece & 2 other open static classes, selecting from S8, S9, S10.

B4. ACF Most Outstanding Pastry Apprentice / Trainee 2017   

Winner to receive $500 in cash and prizes. To be eligible to win you must compete F5A live competition & 2 apprentice static classes, selecting from S8A, S9A & S10A

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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.
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CC Competition Classes

Multiple classes can be selected

Please ensure you select the correct classes below to enter a Most Outstanding Category.