THE

CHALLENGE

How the challenge works

The challenge is to get outside and hunt, gather, forage, grow or fish for local wild food and create a unique dish or beverage to enter for judging on the day.

       1.   Source your wild ingredients

Dive, fish, forage, hunt, barter, gather.

More effort = More points.

More local ingredients = More points.

 

2.   Prepare

Shuck, slice, marinate, chop, smoke, bake, grill, ferment, pickle, distil, brew.

More creativity and unique flavour = More points.

3.   Tell us about it

Write a story about your dish - what happened on your culinary adventure? Ingredients? Inspiration?

4.   Present your dish and story for judging

Mawera Karetai and a panel of three guest judges will judge your entry based on effort, taste, ingredients and presentation; each marked out of ten.

Previous guest judges have included: Peter Peeti, Shannon Patangata, Maurice Lees, Anne Thorpe, Virginia Jeeves and Owen Boynton (Toa Hunter Gatherer).

PRE-REGISTER BEFORE 31 JANUARY 2020 AND RECEIVE A GOODY BAG,

COURTESY OF OUR SPONSORS

GREAT PRIZES TO BE WON!

Cooking competition times

  • Registrations open from 2-4pm

  • Kids challenge closes 4 pm - Prizegiving 5.30 pm

  • Adults challenge closes 5 pm - Prizegiving 6.30 pm

Prize categories
Entries are all judged by the same criteria and then judges work out a winner for each category. You do not need to enter a particular category to win.

  • Grand Prize

  • Runner up

  • Wildest ingredient

  • Department of Conservation Best Kai Māori

  • Bay of Plenty Regional Council Best Pest

  • Best from the water

  • Best from the forest and land

  • Best use of local Ingredients

  • Best dessert

  • Hemingway Award - Best Story

  • Caroline Johnstone award - most intriguing

 

Children's Categories (5 - 15) - Children under 16 years are judged in their own categories.

  • Children’s Grand Prize

  • Best Junior (5 to 11 years)

  • Best intermediate (12 - 15)

  • Best Group entry

  • Children's Best effort

  • Children's Best story

There are also lots of awesome spot prizes!

Got a question?

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