NATIONAL APPRENTICE COMPETITION

The national final will be held in the Culinary Challenge Arena at Fine Food Australia, Sydney  International Convention Centre 7th - 10th September 2021, Awards presentation will be 9th September venue TBC All other Australian events are planned to go ahead depending on covid restrictions.

Regional Finals

Each year the Australian Culinary Federation (ACF) conducts a cooking competition for all apprentices & culinary students in each Australian state. This competition is a great opportunity for chefs in training to enhance their skills & network. It is also a lot of fun, and a great learning experience for staff and students alike. There are 4 categories 1st year Apprentice, 2nd year apprentice, Final Year Apprentice & Culinary Students. The winner in each category will compete in the National Final

Competition Directors 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.

National Final

This National Final will be held in the Culinary Challenge Arena 8th & 9th September

COMPETITION WEEK

 

Tuesday September 7th      Teams will travel to Melbourne

                                          Shop for Ingredients that are not in Pantry List, 

Wednesday September 8th 1st year, Culinary Students & 2nd years will compete

                                          Those not competing will be able to visit Fine Food & the ACF Demo Kitchen but are required to assist                                             team members with set up & clean down

Thursday September 9th     Final Year Compete

                                          Those not competing will be able to visit Fine Food & the ACF Demo Kitchen but are required to assist                                            team members with set up & clean down

                                          Bump out Fine Food

                                          Awards Presentation 7pm Venue TBC

Friday September 10th        Teams fly out

Documentation

The forms below can be used to register for all of the competitions listed on this page, you need to submit your registration form to the email stipulated in the criteria for your regional heat, national final.

The documents will download to your computer as word documents when you click on them, so make sure you note where they are saved to. Please type your information & send the completed word document to your competition liaison, 

South Australia

25th May 

Saykitchen

78 Currie St. Adelaide

Competition Liaison 

Shana Dunn

Western Australia

Date

North Metro TAFE Joondalup

37 Kendrew Crs Joondalup

Competition Liaison

Patrick O'Brien

CRITERIA

Northern Territory

Date

Venue

Address

Competition Liaison

Martin Bouchier

CRITERIA

Tasmania

Hobart 12th April

Devonport 12th April

Launceston 13th April

Final Hobart 14th July

Competition Liaison

Stephen Lunn

Australia Capital Territory

Date

Venue

Address

Competition Liaison

Queensland

5th June

TAFE Queensland

66 Ernest St. South Brisbane

Competition Liaison

Andrew McKenzie

Victoria

8am Thurs 1st July

Holmesglen TAFE

488 South Road, Moorabbin, VIC

Competition Liaison

Targ Howorth

New South Wales

Wednesday 30th June

William Angliss Institute

11 Bowden St. Alexandria

Competition Liaison

Julio Azzarello

CRITERIA