Senior Lifestyle Cuisine Competition entries open

Chefs who work in the Aged Care sector are being invited to showcase their talents at this year’s Senior Lifestyle Cuisine Competition.

Set within the NZ Chefs 2019 Hospitality Championships, the live kitchen cook-off pits competitors against each other and the clock as they fight to create eight covers of a main dish, within just 75 minutes, that are intended for the aged care market.

A team of top industry judges mark competitors and their dishes against a tough WorldChefs judging standard which includes criteria ranging from food preparation, taste and presentation through to professional practice. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to entrants, depending on their final score.

All entrants will receive a carton of Independent Fisheries Hoki Loin, Naturalaz Beef Cheek and a Bidfood account credit, so that they can perfect their dishes in advance of the competition.

The winner and their workplace receive a prize pack which includes equipment, products and vouchers from the competition sponsors: Bidfood, Independent Fisheries, Nestlé Professional, ServiceIQ and Last year’s winner was Steve Iraia of Princess Alexandra Retirement Village in Napier.

The Senior Lifestyle Cuisine Competition takes place on Sunday 11 August at 10am. To register to compete or to learn more about the 2019 Senior Lifestyle Cuisine Competition, contact