The Hunter Culinary Associations Food Fight Returns

Eat, Festivals, Sydney / 17 May 2021

Four gun chefs from Sydney and the Hunter Valley go head-to-head to take the Food Fight title for 2021.

The Hunter Culinary Association Food Fight is one of the longest standing and most popular lunches in the Wine Country calander. After cancelling the 2020 edition due to COVID-19, the event is set to make a triumphant return with an impressive lineup of renowned chefs from Sydney and Hunter Valley. Pitting chef against chef in light hearted competition, the Food Fight raises vital funds for young and aspiring chef scholarships. The event attracts large industry support, but is also open for all foodies to attend and immerse themselves in a special gastronomic experience.

The chefs involved in the 2021 Food Fight are Mitchell Beswick (Muse Restaurant), Alex Prichard (Icebergs Dining Room and Bar), Sam Alexander (Yellow Billy Restaurant) and
Andrew Wandless (Una Más – Coogee Pavilion). Each of these talented chefs has earned their stripes at some of the world’s most prestigious Michelin-starred and hatted restaurants. The event will once again be hosted by the inimitable duo Colin Fassnidge and Matt Kemp, who are longtime supporters of the Hunter Culinary Association.

Each chef will prepare one delightful lunch course highlighting premium produce and local ingredients, to be matched with iconic Hunter Valley wine. After guests have tasted their way through each chefs creation, they will then vote for their preferred dish to title the Food Fight winner of 2021.

Date: Monday 28 June 2021
Time: 11am
Location: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Pokolbin.
Cost: $175 for HCA members, $195 for non-members and $90 for apprentice chefs
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The annual Food Fight is part of the Hunter Valley Food & Wine Festival. This year’s program is a mix of more than 30 daily and weekly tastings and experiences, alongside unique one-off events. Just under two hours drive from Sydney, it’s the perfect excuse to pack your bags and head to Wine Country for the weekend!