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 "NZChefs to me is a collective of industry professionals who are always willing to support young and emerging talent. A community who constantly drive NZ Hospitality and it's people to new heights" - William Mordido         


NZChefs is the "National Association" representing professional chefs, cooks and trainees, patissiers and confectioners from school age to mature practitioners in New Zealand’s most vibrant and demanding industry. Through continued education including Judges qualifications along with involvement of culinary competitions and trade events at local, national and international level we provide opportunities for many of our members to showcase their creativity and skills in the public arena.

We have eight regional branches around New Zealand. These branches allow chefs to help fellow chefs both nationally and internationally. The branches hold regular meetings and are active within their regions and at a national level. Members consist of people with a passion for food and represent a wide range of professions associated with the industry.

WorldChefs is a global body that has 100 official Chefs Associations as members that represent over 10 million professional chefs worldwide. WorldChefs is dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. It accomplishes these goals through education, training and professional development of its international membership.

As an Association of professionals we welcome any contact that could assist the advancement of the culinary Arts in New Zealand.
Yours with Culinary Kindness,
Graham Hawkes
National President
“Sharing a passion for all things culinary”


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NZChefs National Office
101 Onehunga Mall
Auckland 1061

0800 NZ CHEF / 0800 692 433
09 622 2748
Fax: 0800 692 432
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