LET THE BATTLE BEGIN
FOUR CHEFS. FOUR CLASSIC DISHES. FOUR INCREDIBLE NEW TWISTS. WHO WILL BE VICTORIOUS?
Four of Australia’s most respected chefs will step into the spotlight for the ninth annual Hunter Culinary Association Food Fight in a hotly-contested battle to create the best and most popular new twist on a classic dish.
The annual Food Fight is our signature event and is a highly-anticipated occasion on the Hunter’s culinary calendar.
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.
The chefs are; Joel Bickford (Aria) Mitch Orr (ACME) Frank Fawkner (EXP Restaurant) Hamish Watt (Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley)
In addition to being an incredible gastronomic experience, the Food Fight event also raises money for the Brett Graham Scholarship through a charity auction. The scholarship program is one of several offered by HCA and helps support the region’s young chefs by offering them the opportunity to work with Brett Graham at his acclaimed London Michelin starred restaurant, The Ledbury.
The annual Food Fight has allowed the scholarship to grow from covering just the cost of a recipient’s flight to an additional $10,000 prize, which can make a huge difference to a young chef’s career development.
Date: Monday 18 June 2018
Location: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Pokolbin.
Cost: $175 for HCA members, $220 for non-members and $90 for apprentice chefs