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The annual Hunter Culinary Association (HCA) Food Fight took place on Monday June 18 with four Sydney and Hunter Region chefs battling it out to help raise $40,000 for industry scholarships and food rescue charity, OzHarvest.

Held at Pokolbin's Crowne Plaza Hotel, the Food Fight was hosted by chefs and long-time supporters of the HCA's signature event, Colin Fassnidge (Banksia Hotel, My Kitchen Rules) and Matt Kemp (The Byron at Byron).

And creating the feast for the 300 guests were Sydney and Hunter Region-based chefs, Joel Bickford (Aria), Mitch Orr (ACME), Frank Fawkner (EXP. Restaurant) and Hamish Watt (Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley), who each looked after a different course.

Fawkner kicked off the event with a scampi cocktail, which was followed by Orr's second course of a carpaccio Parmigiana. Bickford prepared a lamb roast for mains, and Watt rounded of the lunch with a strawberry Eton mess.

Diners were then given the opportunity to vote for their favourite course, which ultimately saw Fawkner awarded top honours.

Read the full story at foodService News online HERE

Gus Maher