The ACF regrets to announce that due to the uncertainty of International travel we will not be hosting the Paul Krantzcke International secondary Schools Competition in 2021. 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 Secondary School Students in each Australian state. This competition is a great opportunity for students with an interest in becoming a chef to gain invaluable contacts within the hospitality industry. It is also a lot of fun, and a great learning experience for staff and students alike. The aim of this competition is to give students an insight into the hospitality industry and to identify and encourage students who demonstrate a talent and a passion for cooking.


If you are in years 10, 11 or 12, enrolled in a Secondary School and are studying either a Hospitality or Commercial Cookery course, then you are eligible to enter your state competition. The winners of each State competition will be eligible to compete in the National Final

National Final

This National SSCC final will be held in the second weekend in August 2021, State, venue & dates TBC

National Secondary Schools Culinary Competition


Friday 13th      Fly in


                      Kitchen Inspection

                      Shopping for ingredients


Saturday 14th  Competition



                      Awards Dinner 

Sunday 15th    Tour   

                      Afternoon Fly out


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, for regional heats ignore the last page.

South Australia

Wednesday 30th June

TAFE SA Regency Campus

137 Days Rd Regency Park

Competition Liaison

Chris Codell

Western Australia


North Metro TAFE Joondalup

37 Kendrew Crs Joondalup

Competition Liaison

Patrick O'Brien

Northern Territory

June 2021



Competition Liaison

Martin Bouchier



TasTAFE Drysdale Campus

Campbell St Hobart

Competition Liaison

Stephen Lunn

Australia Capital Territory




Competition Liaison


Saturday 12th June

TAFE QLD Brisbane

66 Ernest St. South Brisbane

Competition Liaison

Andrew McKenzie


Gippsland TAFE 24th April

Wangaratta GoTAFE 7th May

Warrnambool SW TAFE TBC

Holmesglen Moorabbin TBC

Vic Final 24th may

St John's Regional College

5/11 Caroline St, Dandenong

Competition Liaison

Andrew Wisken

New South Wales

1st July

William Angliss Institute

11 Bowden St. Alexandria

Competition Liaison

Julio Azzarello

Past Competitions

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PH 0412 670 923

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