Thursday, 07 January 2021 11:55

Search starts for young ambassador chef

Written by  Staff Reporters
Beef + Lamb New Zealand have opened applications for the first Young Ambassador Chef competition. Beef + Lamb New Zealand have opened applications for the first Young Ambassador Chef competition.

Applications are open for young New Zealand chefs to plate up their best beef and lamb dishes in the hope of becoming the very first Beef + Lamb Young Ambassador Chef.

For 25 years, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has been shaping the careers of chefs across New Zealand by giving them the opportunity to be Ambassador Chefs.

To celebrate this, B+LNZ are offering a one-off opportunity for a young emerging chef to put their culinary skills to the test and join the 2021 Ambassador Chefs.

B+LNZ foodservice manager Lisa Moloney says the winning young chef will be someone who is hungry to learn more and take up opportunities to be mentored by some of New Zealand's top chefs.

"We see th eyoung chef as someone who can showcase their passion for cooking with New Zealand beef and lamb and use this opportunity to grow their culinary skills to tell the paddock to plate story in and exciting and innovative way," she says.

B+LNZ ambassador chef Phil Clark of Phil's Kitchen says he looks forward to the opportunity to give back to the industry and encourage young chefs to get creative in the kitchen.

"My advice to any young chef is to take your time and get the foundations right - there is no rush. Spend time working under great chefs and learn as much as you can and the rest will follow," he says.

Applications open 7 January and close at midnight on Friday 12 January.

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years as of 31 January 2021 and either working as a junior chef in a restaurant or working as an apprentice or have completed an apprenticeship and working as a junior chef in a restaurant.

All applicants must be New Zealand residents.

Young chefs will need to present their best beef and lamb dishes with three finalists being invited to a cook-off event in Auckland in March 2021.

More like this

Programme to take beef into future

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics is launching a beef programme, which it says is designed to generate more income for beef producers and the economy while also protecting the environment.

Changing world for red meat

A dramatically changing world, in terms of the global economy and consumer preferences, is the focus for a new ten-year Red Meat Sector Strategy.

Featured

Covid minces meat prices

Farmgate red meat prices are taking a hit as Covid continues to disrupt dining out businesses around the world.

 

Not a very cherry start!

What was expected to be a bumper cherry crop this year has been badly hit by untimely wet weather.

Hort sector denied!

MPI has turned down a request from the horticulture sector to declare the recent hail and rainstorms, that decimated many orchards around the country and cost growers millions
of dollars in lost income, as an ‘adverse event’.

National

Machinery & Products

Good growth year for Claas

While many sectors of the agricultural machinery were hit by the ravages of Covid-19, the effects of the pandemic did…

Green machine frugal on fuel

According to the industry respected independent DLG PowerMix test, John Deere appears to be the best choice of tractor for…

App takes pressure off

TRS Tyre & Wheel, owned by Trelleborg Wheel Systems, has introduced the TLC Plus App to the New Zealand market.

New MF 5S series arrives

Just before Christmas, Massey Ferguson quietly released details of the successor to its popular MF 5700S range in the shape…

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Seriously?

Your old mate reckons the nomination of the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA) management team as a finalists in…

Good riddance!

The Hound reckons 2021 is off to a rollicking start with news that professional whinger and anti-farming drone Martin Taylor…

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter