FOOD FIGHT 2019
It was a gastronomicbattle to be remembered when four of the country’s best up-and-coming chefs went head-to-head in the kitchen on Monday for the Hunter Culinary Association’s (HCA) annual Food Fight.
Each had previously shared the honour of cooking beside the legendary Brett Graham at his acclaimed London Michelin-starred restaurant The Ledbury, but there could only be one winner among the alumni and on the day, this year’s title went to Thomas Boyd for his milk parfait, macadamia, honey and thyme dessert.
The annual Food Fight is the HCA’s signature event and this year’s – the tenth - certainly did not disappoint. It was a clash of champions that saw chefs’ Eilish Maloney (Formerly Saint Peter Paddington), Thomas Boyd (Margan), Troy Crisante (Quay Restaurant) and George Mirosevich (Restaurant Mason) muster their skills in the kitchen in an attempt to woo diners and take home the prestigious honour.
More than 320 guests were served an incredible four-course lunch at the event, with the chefs pulling out all stops to create a dish of their choice.