ACF Restaurant Challenge

The 2020 ACF Restaurant Challenge is an exciting three-day contest organised by the Australian Culinary Federation, and will see nine pop-up restaurants operating on the show floor. 

Teams of four will have the opportunity to pit their skills against each other and against the clock, competing for a share of the cash and prizes.

A total of nine teams will compete. Each day three teams will prepare, cook and serve a two course menu for 54 guests and judges. Kitchen teams will consist of a team manager and three qualified chefs. International, regional and military teams are invited to take part.  Teams with be paid $1,000 to assist with travel and accommodation. 

The winning team will be awarded cash and prizes to the value of $3,000, with cash and prizes of $2,000 and $1,000 going to the second and third teams.   

This competition is the only Restaurant Challenge that the ACF will be hosting for 2020. 

Applications must be received by Wednesday 23 September 2020. The top nine successful teams will be notified on Monday 28 September. 

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Challenge criteria

ACF website