Food Fight

  • Tuesday, 25th June
  • 11.00am Canapes, for a 11.30am sit down lunch.
  • Rydges Resort Hunter Valley
  • Tickets $175 member, $195 non-member, $50 apprentices and $1600 member table of 10.

Hunter Culinary Association delivers a superior culinary experience across its annual calendar of events for its members and guests.

Each year, we organise two seasonal lunches, an autumn and spring lunch. The lunches begin with a workshop aimed at educating apprentices, members and guests about the new trends, produce and technology being used in the industry and our events consistently attract some of Australia’s finest guest chefs.

It is an opportunity for guest chefs to share their knowledge, talent, experience and passion with local apprentices, members and guests.

The annual Food Fight is the signature calendar event organised each year by Hunter Culinary Association. Four chefs, each at the top of their game, will prepare one lunch course. Each course will be matched with a Hunter Valley wine, and guests will be tasked with voting for the dish they preferred at the end of the gourmet feast. See previous Food Fight themes & Chefs at the bottom of this page.

Hunter Culinary Association also runs competitions, scholarships and award programs as well as Produce Tours and workshops.

Coming Events


Rydges Resort Hunter Valley Tuesday 25th June 2024
Tickets on sale now for our 13th annual Food Fight. We have 4 great Hunter chefs this year competing for the win.

  • Mitchell Beswick of the Two Hatted Muse Restaurant - Pokolbin

  • Sam Alexander of the One Hat Yellow Billy Restaurant - Pokolbin

  • Matthew Smith from 5 Star Crystalbrook Kingsley Roundhouse Restaurant - Newcastle

  • Nicolas Pedemonte from the all new Apé Yakitori Bar & Restaurant - Newcastle

As always, each course which is prepared by one chef and kept a secret to the diners, will be accompanied by great Hunter Valley wines produced by the Hunter Culinary Associations Wine Partners, First Creek Wines, Margan Wines, Peter Drayton Wines, Thomas Wines and Usher Tinkler Wines.

2024-06-25 11:00:00
2024-06-25 15:00:00

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