Secondary Schools Culinary Competitions

International Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge

For the first time the International Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge was held in conjunction with the National Apprentice competition when it came back to Australian Shores in 2016. Teams from across the pacific, Asia & Australia including New Caledonia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Tahiti, Noumea, Japan, South Australia, Queensland & Australia Capital Territory battled it out in the kitchens on Thursday 27th.  The high school competitors filled out the rest of the week with a paddock to plate tour, a visit to Darling Harbour and masterclasses in cheese & sugar work.

Trophies & knives donated by Furi went home with the Following award winners 3rd place Taiwan Kai Ping Culinary School Hong Yen & Po-Wei Ho. Runner up Australia Capital Territory Daramalan College with a brother & sister team Mitch & Jess Abrahams. The Champion team Tahiti Lycée Hotelier de Tahiti Tehaurii Papaura & Alann Poilvet was well deserved. Bobby Manuaiterai – Nanua & Marven Saliga from Jean XXlll in New Caledonia were awarded an encouragement prize & the Chef Paul Award was presented to Noumea Lycée Professional Commercial et Hotelier Auguste Escoffier Fiorina Logona & Chloe Deschamps.


South Australia

Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge Monday 26th June 2017

This competition is a great opportunity for students with an interest in becoming a chef to gain invaluable contacts within the hospitality industry. It is also a lot of fun, and a great learning experience for staff and students alike.
The Australian Culinary Federation of SA would like to try to ensure that every talented, passionate, young person who wants to be a chef gets every chance to do just that, regardless who they are and where they live.



 Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge Friday 30th June 2017

Winners will be eligible to compete in the International Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge to be held later in the year. (Some fundraising is required by the winning school). Successful teams from both High School and College categories will be recognised, but only one overall winner. The participating Schools of the ACT and regions have performed well in all facets of this competition in recent years and we have no doubt that this will continue.



 Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge 8th June 2017

Each year the Australian Culinary Federation (ACF) conducts a cooking competition for secondary school students in each Australian state. 2017 is the first time it will be held in Tasmania. The aim of this competition is to give students an insight into the hospitality industry and to identify and encourage students who demonstrate a talent and a passion for cooking. This competition also opens the doors for competitors for future training and employment.





Junior Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge 1st - 3rd September 2017

This competition is designed to establish and develop links between school and industry in an effort to encourage more students to enter the commercial cookery industry. The JSSCC 2017 will incorporate Cairns, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville, Brisbane North and Brisbane South regions. This competition is the property of the Australian Culinary Federation Queensland and the medals and trophies that are attained within this competition are fully industry recognized.


Senior Schools Culinary Challenge 27th May 2017

The SSCC is a competition for year 11 and 12 students studying Home Economics or Hospitality at high school. It objective is to give culinary students an indication of the pleasures, challenges, excitement and gravity that can accompany a career as a cook or chef. Pairs of students will represent their school and battle it out against some of the most talented young cooks in Queensland.