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New Zealand Chefs Association Election of Officers

Dear Members
Two valid nominations have been received by the Returning Officer for the position of :

National Administration & Finance Director
Louise Abbott
Keith Clark

Candidate statements are provided here and will also be included on the voting form which will be emailed to Life, Full and Training members.

Voting commences on 22 June and closes at noon on the 1 July.

Geoff Slack
Returning Officer
09 6367587

Candidate Statement - Lou Abbott
Candidate Statement - Keith Clark

If you have not received an email with the link to vote – please contact the returning officer

NZ Hospitality Championships 2017

NZChefs National Office is working hard to get more information out to you all. Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook for more information.

Northland Hospitality Championship

More than 80 hopeful young chefs sweated it out in the NorthTec Kitchens when they took part in this years Northland Hospitality Championship.

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Regional Salons 2017

Information now available. Please follow the link below to find out more.

Worldchefs Master Chef

The World Association of Chefs Societies' Culinary Certification Award validates chefs, cooks and culinary educators' capabilities and knowledge on a global scale.

Aiken chef Greg Mueller is now one of the holders of this award.

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NZChefs High Performance Squad

NZChefs is establishing a High Performance Competition Squad with a long-term view to compete again in the Culinary Olympics in 2020.

Cheese Awards

Two New Zealand cheesemakers of Dutch origin have stepped outside their traditions with two new cheeses that have claimed the top prizes at the 2017 NZ Champions of Cheese Awards.

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2017 Bidvest Tradeshows

Follow the link below to SAVE THE DATE!!

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Newly Elected President of Worldchefs

At the Worldchefs Congress 2016 in Thessaloniki, Greece, Thomas A. Gugler was elected as the President for Worldchefs for the coming four years...

Letter from the President of WorldChefs
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NZChefs Branch Meetings

NZChefs Branches hold meetings every month, for more information and contact details please click more info.

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Worldchefs Pacific Rim Presidents Medal Recipient - Rob Smillie

The only medal given out by Worldchefs (up until the congress in Thessaloniki, Greece) was the Honorary Life Members medal. - Picture

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Olympic Team Progress

NZChefs Anchor Food Professionals Culinary Olympic Team Erfurt, Germany 2017

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The Global Young Chefs Challenge 2017 Announces Results!

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Māori kai at Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival

The inaugural festival, which celebrated the unique Māori heritage, history and cultural of Tāmaki Makarau took place at...

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Global Chefs Challenge Semi-Final Pacific Rim serves up success for Australian Chefs

An Australian trio have taken out top honours in the International Pacific Rim Global Chefs competitions held in Auckland this weekend. 

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International Chefs Day
The 20th of October 2016 was a great International Chefs Day: Organizations around the world took part in this special day by hosting workshops and activities for thousands of children.

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Fonterra Foodservice "Battle of the Pacific"

The Inaugural Fonterra Foodservice Battle of the Pacific held during The Australian Culinary Challange at Fine Foods Australia this week culminated Wednesday night...

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Worldchefs Congress and Expo 2020
Will take place in Sankt, Petersburg, Russia

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Worldchefs Congress and Expo 2018
Ready for Kuala Lumpur? Heading for Malaysia in 2018 and we have opened registration for the upcoming congress. If you've loved this one, we think you should register now!

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NZChefs is providing 2 professional development scholarships for career driven chefs who are keen to progress their leadership potential and business management capability.


Move over MasterChef: The real deal Kiwi chefs are going for the gold at the Olympics
Graham Hawkes explains the pressure the Olympic Squad will face at the Culinary Olympics in Germany and much more...

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WorldChefs Congress and Expo

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the World Chefs Congress & Expo held in Thessaloniki, in the north of Greece from the 24th to 27th September 2016.

Here's why you should go!

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The Manawatu Hospitality Awards 2016

New Zealand Chefs are proud to support the Manawatu Hospitality Awards 2016! Winners have been announced!


Every chef wants one and with good reason!
Thermomix is the most innovative kitchen appliance on the market. The product of more than 40 years of German design and innovation.

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Global Culinary Certification Platform

We are now open for business. We have worked closely with our partner City & Guilds Group to create this unique and innovative digital platform...

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Worldchefs Extends Partnership with...

Electrolux Professional has announced the renewal of its partnership with Worldchefs...

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Pictures From NZChefs National Salon 2015

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