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23-25 0ctober: Global Chef Challenge Finals, Singapore

29 June-1 July: Fine Food NZ 

To read more about 2023 competition winners, visit this page.

Congratulations Quinn

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NZ Chefs are delighted to announce Quinn Ojala will be the commis Chef to assist NZ's Global Chef Challenger, Cam Davies at the Grand Final at the Worldchefs Congress in Singapore in October 2024.

Quinn has finished his NZ Certificate in Cookery level 4 at Ara [2023] and is working as a chef in Christchurch.

NZ Chefs Board member Mark Sycamore who headed the panel of Judges said, 'Congratulations to Quinn who was selected from a very talented group. It's great to see the calibre of emerging chefs in NZ.'

NZ Chefs acknowledges and thanks the following judging panel for their time and expertise: Mark Sycamore, Cam Davies, and Pip Duncan.

To Celebrate International Day of the Chef, NZ Chefs have launched Karakia.

Thanks to NZ Chefs’ Joe Mcleod, Matua Rangatira Tohunga Tūmau [Senior Executive Master Chef] (below) for these Karakia to use for the opening and closing of Hui.


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Opening a Hui with a Karakia acknowledges the spiritual connection Māori have with their ancestors and helps to draw participants together under a common purpose.

Click here for the Karakia.

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NZ finalists in Nestlé Golden Chefs Hat Award 2023

Lilly Boles won the North Island semi- final. Her main course was a stuffed Pork Loin roulade with a black garlic and hummus paste, carrot relish, grilled asparagus and jus. For dessert she served a honey and thyme panna cotta, with white chocolate cream, strawberry coulis and honey snap. Lilly is a 19 yr old student from AUT.


Joosje Bouman won the South Island semi-final. Her main course was a panko crusted Pork Loin, sweet potato puree, couscous and asparagus salad, and strawberry and kiwifruit jus. Her dessert was a pavlova roulade, Nestlé French Vanilla Mousse, infused with Nescafé Gold coffee, walnut crumb and fresh fruit. Joosje is 22 years old and works at Kaiser Brew Garden.

We can't wait to see what they deliver in Sydney at the Golden Chefs Hat Final at fine Food in Sydney in September. All the best.

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The Worldchefs Pacific Rim
semi finals were held
at Fine Food NZ

in June, 2023.

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Cameron Davies will represent the
Pacific Rim region at the World Final
to be held in Singapore from 22-25 October, 2024.

Quinn Ojala will be his commis Chef

For more information visit this page.

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