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Event 4 - Akaroa/House of Knives Emerging Chef of the Year

Akaroa/House of Knives Emerging Chef of the Year

Tuesday 27 June 2023

Sponsors: Moffat NZ, Southern Hospitality
Sponsors products: Akaroa Salmon, Alliance Farmers produce, Nestlé Professional

The title will be awarded to the person with the highest aggregate score from the competition.

Event 4
Two (2) Course menu for four (4) covers prepared and served within 90 minutes under WorldChefs competition guidelines. The menu should be suitable for serving in an upmarket restaurant.

1st Course (to be presented between 60 and 70 minutes into the competition)

Cold or warm Entrée dish showcasing Lumina Lamb Loin, vegetables and at least 1 Nestlé Professional product (from the accompanying list).

2nd course (to be presented between at 80 and 90 minutes into the competition)

Main Course must feature fresh Akaroa Salmon and be served with at least three (3) vegetables, appropriate starch with sauce and/or garnish.

General Rules

Competitors must bring their own ingredients, small kitchen equipment and plate wares and provide the following:

  • One (1) portion of each course for display and three (3) portions for judge tasting.
  • One (1) set of recipes needed in the kitchen.
  • Two (2) x menu cards to be displayed on presentation table and available for judges.
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.

More info on Sponsors’ products:

Akaroa Salmon:
Information on the product can be found at

Nestlé Professional
Black Garlic Paste
Liquid Concentrates – mushroom, vegetable, beef, chicken, fish

Information on Lumina Lamb can be found here and

The winner of the Akaroa/House of Knives Emerging Chef of the Year title will receive a Moffat E23D3 oven and SK23 stand. The oven will be filled with Sponsors’ products. Total value over $6,OOO.

Akaroa Emerging Chef entry form

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