Chefs prepare for kitchen rumble
NOTHING could be more entertaining than watching a group of the Douglas region’s local chefs engaged in a massive food fight.
This year’s Carnivale food fight is guaranteed to be fun, messy and extremely competitive and will also feature a waiter’s race and a cocktail competition race.
The contest has been extended to take in third and fourth year apprentice chefs and will be sponsored for the next two years by Taste Paradise - the regional food brand.
Taste of Paradise spokeswoman Nola Craig said the Food Fight was an excellent fit.
“I was extremely impressed when I judged last year’s Carni- valel FoodF d FightFi h andd feltf l thishi was a superb way to showcase the region’s produce and the talents of the many chefs that call Port Douglas home,” she said.
“Taste of Paradise is proud to be naming sponsor in an agreement that will see the regional food brand lead this event even further into the public arena during Carnivale.”
Several chefs from Port Douglas’s best dining restaurants will compete in the race with 10 minutes to design their two dish menu and gather the produce required from the larder to prepare it.
A large projector screen will show a live feed of the action on the sage and their launch into preparing their dishes in a 30 minute race to present to the judges.
TheTh audiencedi willill alsol beb ablebl to watch the chefs with professional and informative commentary while they taste a variety of canapés provided by each participating restaurant.
Once the meals are cooked a panel of professional industrybased judges will bravely taste the dishes and compare notes to reveal this year’s champion.
The winner will be selected on a number of criteria including preparation, the creative use of a mystery ingredient, the skilled execution of the dish, how it relates to current cuisine trends and most importantly, how good it tastes.
The Carnivale Food Fight will take place on Friday, May 27 from 4pm to 8.30pm in an outdoors setting at Rex Smeal Park in Port Douglas.