Hunter Culinary Association delivers a superior culinary experience across its annual calendar of events for its members and guests.

Each year, we organise two seasonal lunches, an autumn and spring lunch. The lunches begin with a workshop aimed at educating apprentices, members and guests about the new trends, produce and technology being used in the industry and our events consistently attract some of Australia’s finest guest chefs.

It is an opportunity for guest chefs to share their knowledge, talent, experience and passion with local apprentices, members and guests.

The annual Food Fight is the signature calendar event organised each year by Hunter Culinary Association. A change in format in 2017 brings a fresh new element to the highly anticipated annual clash.

Four chefs, each at the top of their game, will prepare one lunch course. Each course will be matched with a Hunter Valley wine, and guests will be tasked with voting for the dish they preferred at the event of the gourmet feast.



Monday 6 August

We are pleased to provide you with details for the next Hunter Culinary Association Produce Tour.
This tour includes lunch at China Doll and is at a highly subsidised price particularly for Apprentices.

This is part of Hunter Culinary Association's commitment to ongoing training and support for young apprentices and chefs, all of course with the aim of nurturing our next generation of Hunter regional chefs.


5.30am         Depart Rover Coaches, 231 Vincent Street, Cessnock
6.00am         Pick up corner George Booth Drive & Cameron Park Drive Roundabout
7.00am         Pick up Ourimbah Rest Area, Ourimbah Interchange
8.30am         Arrive Sydney Fish Markets for a tour of the markets and Nicholas Seafood (Affiliated with HCA Platinum Partner Shanes Seafood)
10.30am        Arrive Andrews Meat Industries – HCA Platinum Partner for a factory tour - enclosed shoes and jacket required
1.30pm          Enjoy a two-course lunch at China Doll, Woolloomooloo
3.00pm         Depart Sydney
4.30pm         Drop off at Ourimbah rest area
5.30pm         Drop off at Cameron Park
6.00pm         Arrive Rover Coaches depot, Cessnock

Apprentices members $60 per person (Including lunch at China Doll), (non-apprentice) HCA members $100 per person, Non Members $120 per person

 If an Apprentice is experiencing financial difficulties, and employers/restaurateurs are unable to assist, please contact us and we will ascertain if we can assist with the cost of this tour.

Seats are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Payment is required on booking to confirm your seat.

Bookings must be finalised by Wednesday 1st August 2018.

Please email Angela mail@hunterculinary.com.au to request a booking form.

Thank you for your ongoing support and membership.