To strive for absolute excellence in delivering a superior culinary experience for visitors to the Hunter region, through exceptional world class chefs, internationally acclaimed local produce and outstanding service regimes, established by the finest restaurateurs in the country.



To our customers - you will always experience the passion of our work.

To our members - a support network that will always represent you at the highest professional level and an organisation that focuses on delivering tangible benefits.

To our providores - to always work collaboratively to ensure the best produce is always available to, and used by our restaurateurs and chefs.

To our partners - that you will always be assured of our appreciation for your support.



Hunter Culinary Association was founded in 2006 as a not for profit organisation with the following objectives:

Foster a greater consumer awareness of the excellent quality of restaurants and food services in the Hunter region.

Create a forum for Hunter region chefs, apprentices and front of house staff to discuss and consult on issues of common interest, such as training, staffing, produce and culinary trends.

Foster the professional development of young culinary industry staff through guest chefs, industry functions, scholarships and assistance.

Create opportunities for Hunter region chefs to participate in key market events through representation, media appearances, educational facilities such as TAFE and trade show involvement.