On Monday 6th May we were invited along to the launch of this year's Hunter Culinary Food Fight at the very chic and delicious Banksii restaurant, which
you'll find waterside at Barangaroo in Sydney.
Where else would you want to be on a Monday right?! and the lunchtime event didn't disappoint. Not only did the five-course menu deliver a whole bunch
of incredibleness, but also offered up the opportunity to hear the journeys and funny behind-the-scene foodie stories from each of the chefs who will
be fighting it out for this year's Hunter Culinary Food Fight title.
The annual Food Fight is the signature event organised by the Hunter Culinary Association (HCA) and is a highly-anticipated occasion on the Hunter’s culinary
calendar. This year’s clash promises to be as thrilling as ever, with the chefs working their magic and creating a dish of their choice to take out
the prestigious title.
Hunter Culinary Food Fight
Date: Monday 17 June 2019
Location: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Pokolbin.
Cost: $175 for HCA members, $195 for non-members and $90 for apprentice chefs
Each chef will prepare one lunch course matched with a Hunter Valley wine. Guests will then vote for their preferred dish at the conclusion of lunch.
The chefs are: Thomas Boyd (Margan); Troy Crisante (Quay Restaurant); George Mirosevich (Restaurant Mason) and Eilish Maloney, formerly of Saint Peter;
HCA Chairman Gus Maher said the tenth annual Food Fight was set to be an ‘unforgettable gourmet event’, once again hosted by the inimitable duo Colin Fassnidge
and Matt Kemp, who are longtime supporters of the Hunter Culinary Association.
‘Each of these talented chefs have trained under the legendary Brett Graham at his acclaimed London Michelin-starred restaurant, so guests will be dining
at an incredibly high standard,’ Mr Maher said.
‘That is extra special as the Food Fight, and its signature auction supports our region’s young chefs by giving them the opportunity to work with Brett
in London through the Brett Graham Scholarship which we undertake in conjunction with TAFE NSW.’
HCA Chairman Gus Maher says the Food Fight has allowed the Brett Graham scholarship to grow, but most notably allow the overall HCA scholarship program
to expand benefitting the career development of many young chefs.
‘The key objective of the HCA is to provide scholarship opportunities to develop the careers of young and aspiring chefs and apprentices.
The Hunter Culinary Association Food Fight lunch attracts large industry support, but is also open for members of the public to attend and immerse themselves
in this special food experience.