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.



Four of Australia’s most respected chefs will step into the spotlight for the ninth annual Hunter Culinary Association (HCA) Food Fight in a hotly-contested battle to create the best and most popular new twist on a classic dish.

This year’s clash promises to be as thrilling as ever, with the chefs going head to head working their magic and creating a unique take on classic dishes that have stood the test of time. Each chef will prepare one lunch course – their own interpretation of a classic dish or flavour combination. Every course will be matched with a Hunter Valley Wine, and guests will vote for the dish they preferred at the conclusion of lunch.

This year's chefs are; Joel Bickford (Aria) Mitch Orr (ACME) Frank Fawkner (EXP Restaurant) Hamish Watt (Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley)

Date: Monday 18 June 2018

Time: 11am

Location: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Pokolbin.

Cost: $175 for HCA members, $220 for non-members and $90 for apprentice chefs

To book email your enquiry to: mail@hunterculinary.com.au