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Calling all Developing Chefs! – Hotel Magazine


Have you bought what it requires to compete at a countrywide level?

The Lee Kum Kee NZ Developing Cooks Problem is back again, and organisers are seeking for aspiring youthful chefs to compete for a $3,000 funds prize and the title of this year’s establishing chef.

Would-be contestants have until eventually 31 July to get their entries in. Open up to all cooks aged 40 decades and below and who are possibly doing work or education in New Zealand, entrants have to initial submit a Chinese or Chinese-influenced dish and movie on the internet, making use of a minimal of three Lee Kum Kee sauces or condiments.

Supported by Gilmours and Trents, five contenders will then be selected to compete in the countrywide challenge held at Maincourse, Auckland on 29 August. Even though there, finalists will have 90 minutes to make and existing their dish to a judging panel which include Paulie Hooton former head chef at the Auckland Seafood University and Oyster Inn on Waiheke Island, Mark Dronjak, a seasoned chef with above 40 years’ experience and a wealth of revealed get the job done, and a before long-to-be-announced guest judge.

Held previously this year due to Covid delays, the 2021 challenge noticed 24-calendar year-old Jacob Aomarere-Poole, a sous chef from Amayjen consider top rated area with his dish of sweet and sour fish stuffed tofu, and daikon soy salad.

Seeking ahead to viewing who the 2022 winner will be, Eugene Rush, Internet marketing Manager at Acton Intercontinental Internet marketing, famous that the Lee Kum Kee obstacle is an chance for occupation improvement and for chefs to actually elevate their Chinese culinary artistry.

“For finalists, it’s an possibility to contend and grow and to symbolize their hometown and their location of employment or schooling at a countrywide degree. Although the winner goes household with a $3,000 cash prize and the title of Lee Kum Kee 2022 producing chef.”

Each contestant also walks absent with much more than $200 really worth of Lee Kum Kee merchandise.

The New Zealand opposition is element of a international initiative by Lee Kum Kee to help nurture Chinese culinary expertise.

Cooks have until midnight 31 July 2022 to make their submissions. Far more details, the entry form and phrases and ailments can be located at

Renowned for inventing oyster sauce much more than 130 many years back, Lee Kum Kee is just one of the world’s most recognisable makers of authentic Chinese sauces and condiments and has been well-liked in both of those commercial and home kitchens across New Zealand since the 1970s. Acton Global Promoting is Lee Kum Kee’s sole distributor in New Zealand.

The 2022 Lee Kum Kee NZ Producing Cooks Problem is proudly supported by Gilmours and Trents.


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