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All NZ Chefs’ competitions are based on Worldchefs’ guidelines.

Te Pūkenga Secondary and Tertiary Training Hospitality Competition
28 May @ MIT

NZ Chefs' Emerging Chef of the Year 2024
8 and 9 June @ NZ School of Food & Wine
Entries to
Competition criteria coming soon.

Nestle Golden Chefs Hat Award – South Island semi-final
12 June @ Ara, Christchurch
Info at

Nestle Golden Chefs Hat Award – North Island semi-final
13 and 14 June @ Ignite, Auckland
Info at

NZ Chefs' Kitchen Brigade 2024
17 June @ Ara Canterbury – Stuart Goodall* and Mark Sycamore*
A competition for a team of two which could lead to future contestants in NZ Chef of Year competitions,
and could lead to the 2025 Candidate in Global Chef Challenge Pacific Rim semi-final.
Competition criteria coming soon
Entries to

NZ Chefs' Chef of the Year 2024
10 July @ MIT - Craig Lucas*
Competition criteria coming soon.
Entries to

NZ Pastry Chef of the Year
9 August @ AUT - Geoff Scott*
Competition criteria coming soon.
Entries to

National Secondary School Culinary Challenge Final
28 August @ MIT

Info coming to NSSCC facebook page.

Global Chef Challenge Finals, Singapore
23-25 0ctober

*Indicates NZ Chef member on Worldchefs’ Judges programme
For Sponsorship and/or partnership opportunities please email:

29 June-1 July: Fine Food NZ 

To read about 2023 competition winners, visit this page.

Note: The Competition Schedule is indicative and may change due to class demand. Rescheduling will not happen without competitor and judges notification and agreement
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