Hospitality Business Magazine

Wanted: Chefs to represent NZ

Expressions of Interest are open for chefs keen to represent New Zealand at the Worldchefs Pacific Rim semi-finals in Christchurch from July 4 – 6, 2023.

The Semi-final winners progress to represent the Pacific Rim region at the Worldchefs final to be held in Singapore from October 22 – 25th 2024.

All entrants must be members of NZ Chefs on or before May 30, 2023 and if successful, maintain membership for the duration of the competition programme.

The semi-final category challenges are:

•            Global Chef

•            Young Chef – must be born on or after 1st January 1999

•            Pastry Chef

•            Vegan Chef

Along with the opportunity to represent New Zealand on the international stage, the chosen candidate in each category will also receive the following prize package:

•            Mentoring from a former NZ Culinary Team member

•            $500 account credit from Bidfood NZ to assist with the cost of ingredients for the practice

•            Flights and accommodation to Christchurch for the Pacific Rim semi-final

•            Profile of themselves and place of work in industry publications

To be eligible for selection as the New Zealand candidate entrants must be a full member of NZ Chefs and be a NZ citizen or permanent resident. They must also provide the following:

•            Completed application form with two referees and competition history

•            Head and shoulders photo in chefs uniform

•            Up-to-date professional CV

•            A written menu featuring the dishes required for the chosen category, with a description outlining design choices and philosophy (200 words max).

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