The New Zealand Hospitality Championships are where participants express their creative flair and culinary skill and the industry comes together to celebrate talent.
The Hospitality Championships are brought about by the New Zealand Chefs Association to enable emerging and established talent to tout their skills and creativity in front of judges and the industry.
The event was formerly known as the New Zealand Culinary Fare, and this year it is part of the wider Hospitality Summit 22 event to be held at The Trust Arena, from 18 – 20 September. This involves three stacked days of competitions will feature competitors from all levels of training- ranging from secondary schools through to speciality industry classes.
At the championships, competitors vie for esteemed titles such as ‘NZ Chef of the Year’, ‘NZ Barista of the Year’, ‘Cocktail Champion of the Year’ and ‘Training Establishment of the Year’. Some of the classes you can compete in include:
Restaurant of the Year
This is a team competition made up of a 4-course meal with beverage match. All course components and beverages may come in prepared (but not essential). Your competition menu will feature dishes from your restaurant menu. At least one component in each course throughout your menu must come from local suppliers from your restaurant region.
Pitmasters BBQ Battle is a monster 2-day event, where home cooks are invited to go head-to-head and battle it out amongst the industry’s leading grill masters. It’s your time to shine! Classes include Pork, Beef, Lamb and Fried Chicken
- Pastry Chef of the Year
- Commis Chef of the Year
- Chef of the Year
- Barista of the Year
- Cocktail Champion of the Year
- Service Person of the Year
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