ACF Restaurant Challenge

In 2019 there were two new cooking competitions at Foodservice Australia, organised by the Australian Culinary Federation, the Global Chef Challenge and the Battle of the Pacific.

Battle of the Pacific

The 2019 ACF Battle of the Pacific Restaurant Challenge saw eight teams of three chefs prepare a two-course menu for 40 guests dining in the restaurant on the show floor. The winning team was Tasmania, comprising Neil Li, Michael Norton and Robin Kelly.

Judges: Andre Kropp, Shane Keighley, Matt McBain, Gary Miller


Federation of Italian Chefs:  Alessandro Biviano, Giorgio Distefano, Carmela D’Amore

Interstate Team: Rosie Griffiths, Nathan Mitchell, Andrew Bath

Victoria:  Kelvyn Yeoh, Chun Kok, Xiaoying Chen

Australian National Culinary Youth Team: Billy Fox, Tori Pickens, Nattawat Thiengdee

Fiji: Navneet Reddy, Ravinesh Prasad, Muni Vikash Chatty

Country Club Tasmania: Christopher Wright, Adam Lockhart , Aleksander MacKowski

New Zealand: Eric Lim, Marc Soper, Cole McDonald

Tasmania: Neil Li, Michael Norton, Robin Kelly

Visit the ACF web page

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