Have you ever acquired what it takes to compete at a nationwide stage?
The Lee Kum Kee New Zealand Creating Cooks Problem is again, and organisers are searching for aspiring younger cooks to compete for a $3,000 money prize and the title of this 12 months’s creating chef.
Would-be contestants have till 17 September to get their entries in. Open to all cooks aged 40 years and beneath and who’re both working or coaching in New Zealand, entrants should first submit a Chinese language or Chinese language-inspired dish and video on-line, utilizing a minimal of three Lee Kum Kee sauces or condiments.
Supported by Gilmours and Trents, finalists will probably be introduced by 27 September and go on to compete within the nationwide problem in Auckland on Monday 9 October.
Held at Major Course cooking faculty within the CBD, finalists can have 90 minutes to make and current their dish to judges Mark Dronjak, a seasoned chef with over 40 years’ expertise and a wealth of revealed work and Paulie Hooton former head chef on the Auckland Seafood College and Oyster Inn on Waiheke Island.
Final 12 months’s problem noticed Julius Caesar, a senior chef de partie at Ponsonby Highway Bistro in Auckland, take out high place along with his dish of crispy pork stomach, pork mince, noodles and crispy wontons, whereas the 2021 competitors noticed Jacob Aomarere-Poole, a sous chef from Amayjen in Palmerston North, win along with his candy and bitter fish stuffed tofu and daikon soy salad.
Alisdair Methven, Key Account Supervisor for Acton Worldwide Advertising and marketing – Lee Kum Kee’s sole distributor in New Zealand –says the Lee Kum Kee problem is a chance for profession improvement and for cooks to actually elevate their Chinese language culinary artistry.
“For finalists, it’s a chance to compete and develop and to symbolize their dwelling city and their place of employment or coaching at a nationwide stage. Whereas the winner goes dwelling with a $3,000 money prize and the title of Lee Kum Kee 2023 creating chef.”
Every contestant additionally walks away with greater than $200 price of Lee Kum Kee merchandise.
Cooks have till midnight Sunday 17 September to make their submissions. Extra info, the entry kind and phrases and circumstances may be discovered at NZdevelopingchefs.co.nz
Famend for inventing oyster sauce greater than 130 years in the past, Lee Kum Kee is likely one of the world’s most recognisable makers of genuine Chinese language sauces and condiments and has been well-liked in each business and residential kitchens throughout New Zealand for the reason that Seventies. Acton Worldwide Advertising and marketing is Lee Kum Kee’s sole distributor in New Zealand and has been for over 40 years.
The 2023 Lee Kum Kee New Zealand Creating Cooks Problem is proudly supported by Gilmours and Trents.
Enter now at NZdevelopingchefs.co.nz.