Competitions give you a chance to showcase your skills as a chef, promote your restaurant & compete with fellow professionals. It is an essential part of the development of young chefs, it enables them to perform in an environment that puts them against their peers, which is a great challenge.
ACF Restaurant Challenge
The 2021 ACF Restaurant Challenge will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre as part of Foodservice Australia. 27 - 29 June. Teams will have the opportunity to pit their skills against each other and against the clock, competing for a share of the cash and prizes.
A total of eight teams will compete. Each day 28th & 29th June four teams will prepare, cook and serve a two course menu for 44 guests and judges. Kitchen teams will consist of a team manager and three qualified chefs. International, regional and military teams are invited to take part.
Teams with be paid $1500 to assist with travel and accommodation. The winning team will be awarded cash and prizes.
This competition is the only Restaurant Challenge that the ACF will be hosting for 2021.
To register your interest in this competition please fill in the online form below by the 30th April 2021, the ACF Culinary Committee will review the applications & the 8 successful teams will be notified by the 4th May 2021
These Documents will download to your Computer to fill in
Culinary Challenge 2021
Culinary Challenge 2021 will be held at the Sydney International Convention Centre as part of Fine Food Australia from September 6 - 9 2021 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 the cash and prizes.
Chefs of the highest caliber and skill level are invited to showcase their talents in front of the Fine Food audience and will be judged by a panel of registered ACF Judges.
This year the extensive competition program will include the National Apprentice Competition ACF Most Outstanding Chef, Yum Cha Challenge, & Nestle Golden Chefs Hat Award.
Included in the competition arena will be a demonstration stage hosted by Peter Howard AM, the Chef lounge has prime viewing position for all areas & we welcome chefs & sponsors to pop in for bite, a beverage & a chat.
All competitors for all competitions are required to register for the show at the Fine foods website to enable your entry to the show & the competition arena. Registration is free online. If you do not register you will have to pay to enter the show & may be delayed getting in due to long lines & miss your competition start time
The Following are documents and will download to your computer to fill in, the entry form just click on boxes to select classes
*To be submitted with Entry Form
Nestle GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD
Is dedicated to helping junior and apprentice chefs develop their cooking skills and broaden their culinary horizons. It’s the longest-running culinary competition in Australia that offers young chefs the chance to really find out where they are as a chef, by pitting themselves against their peers and benchmarking their cooking skills. Taking part in the Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD provides young chefs with the added opportunity of being mentored by culinary instructors and given access to a national network of professional chefs. This year, the national winning team will be headed to Vietnam for a once in a lifetime Culinary Journey, including work experience with a multi award-winning chef at a world-renowned establishment. The competition is open to apprentice and junior chefs, who are residents of Australia and under 25 years of age on 30th September 2020.
National Apprentice Competition
The 2020 National Apprentice Competition Final has been cancelled for 2020 due to the cancellation of Fine Foods Australia for 2020. Some regions however may still be holding competitions, please contact your local chapter for information.
The NAC is a culmination of many apprentice competitions being held throughout the year in each state and territory and includes training chefs in each year of apprenticeship and a culinary students section. The best apprentice from each apprentice year and culinary student section from each state and territory are brought together to compete and decide the overall winners. The numbers of competitors, training schools, culinary educators that the NAC touches is staggering with in excess of 4,000 culinary students and teachers, each with links to industry resulting in exposure to over 10,000 chefs throughout Australia. State selection for the top 4 apprentice/student, one form each category will commence May contact your Chapter Chairman of Judges for details of the competition in your State. All regional finals are to be completed by 31st July. The 2020 National Final will be held 9 & 10 September in the Culinary Challenge Arena at Fine Foods, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Team Managers you need to print application form & have it ready to fill in at your regional final, so that the entrants can sign the form, you are also required to take a team photo to accompany the application.