Sustainable theme for Ōra King Awards 2019

The theme of the seventh annual Ōra King Awards is ‘Sustain’. New Zealand’s leading chefs are now invited to enter into this prestigious global awards programme. In their Ōra King dishes, chefs are encouraged to express sustainability and what it means to them.

Anne Marie Friis, New Zealand King Salmon Marketing Manager Foodservice, said, “We believe that the New Zealand food industry has the potential to be a positive force for change. Sustainability is pivotal to Ōra King. This year’s theme lets chefs creatively demonstrate their personal sustainability journey.”

“All our Ōra King chefs will be at a different stage of their sustainability journey. We are firm believers this is a journey the world is on together, and we can’t wait to see how the chefs communicate their different sustainability story in their dishes.”

Judging of the Awards will be done by leading New Zealand chef, Geoff Scott, as well as leading food writer and restaurant critic, Lauraine Jacobs. Jacobs said, “I could not be more delighted with the chosen theme, Sustain, for this year’s Ōra King Awards. I have observed sustainability becoming one of the most important values guiding thoughtful chefs and restaurateurs in their work, and it is also increasingly significant to conscientious diners who want to know that the food choices they make when eating out have been carefully chosen and delivered with the planet’s future in mind.”

Entries for the Best Ōra King Dish New Zealand award are open now until July 31.

In addition to the New Zealand competition, chefs from North America, Australia and Japan will compete for the Best Ōra King Dish in their respective region.

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