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Event 2 - Mystery Box - updated 8 June

NZ Chef of the Year

Sunday 25 June 2023

Sponsors: Moffat NZ, Southern Hospitality
Product sponsors: Nestlé Professional, Alliance Farmers Produce, Anchor

This is a duathlon style event. Competing in Events 1 and 2 is a compulsory requirement to be eligible to be named NZ Chef of the Year. The title will be awarded to the person with the highest aggregate score from both events. Each event is judged individually and has class winners.

Entry to each individual class will be prioritised for competitors in the Chef of the Year Event.

Note: To be eligible to be awarded the Chef of the Year title, competitors must achieve a minimum standard of silver medal.

Event 2 – Mystery Box

Sponsors: Moffat NZ, Southern Hospitality
Product sponsors acknowledged at the competition.

Mystery Box main course for four (4) covers served within one (1) hour. The box will contain some compulsory ingredients that must be showcased in the final dish. It should be a balanced main course featuring protein, appropriate starch, vegetables and sauce.

Competitors MUST ONLY use the products provided in the mystery box. Prior to the cooking time, competitors will be given 15 minutes to view the mystery box, organise their ingredients and draft their menu.

Chefs may enter this event as a standalone event however, priority will be given to chefs who are competing for the Chef of the Year title and compete in Event 1.

General Rules

  • Competitors must be a member of NZ Chefs.
  • Competitors must report to the competition venue 1 hour before the competition start time.
  • The entry must be completed within the stipulated completion times. Competitors violating this rule will be penalised as per WorldChefs competition rules.
  • Competitors must bring their own small kitchen equipment and plate wares, and provide -
  •       One dish description card completed in the timeframe of the competition.
Competitors dishes must not be completed more than 10 minutes before the stipulated service time. Failure to present any course on time, will result in missing your tasting slot. If time permits, it will be tasted after all other competitors have served and will be judged accordingly.
One (1) point will be deducted on every one (1) minute for being late for your service time.

The winner of the Mystery Box will receive a $500 gift card.

NZ Chefs championship entry form classes 1, 2, 3

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