Celebrating the artistry and craftsmanship of chefs
The Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards challenge New Zealand's best chefs to showcase their creativity and artistry with our finest cuts of red meat.
The awards offer chefs the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise - proving that the finest ingredients in the most talented hands can result in an extraordinary taste experience.
If you’d like to become a part of this challenge and showcase your creativity and artistry to New Zealand’s best chefs now is the time to express your interest in the Premier Selection Awards.
We are thrilled to announce that the new Awards will commence in 2018 with a new refreshed timeline. The entries will open in January and the judging will begin in March. The finalists will be announced in April and the competition will culminate with the Final Event held in June. We are excited about the opportunity this new timing creates for our chefs who will be able to take a full advantage of the finest freshest ingredients available in the season.
Last year, Paul Limacher of Chameleon Restaurant in Auckland was selected as the Premier Master of Fine Cuisine and overall winner. Who will win the title in 2018? If you aspire to become a part of the challenge now is the time to start thinking about your creation.
The Premier Selection Awards 2016 winners :
Premier Master of Fine Cuisine 2016, Best Beef Dish, Best Metropolitan - Paul Limacher, Chameleon Restaurant, Wellington
Runner Up and Best Regional - Daniel Hill, Pitches Store, Ophir
Best Lamb Dish - Geoff Ngan, Shed 5, Wellington
Best Venison Dish - Greg Piner, Vault21, Dunedin
WINNER AND PREMIER
MASTER OF FINE CUISINE
Paul has collected a range of awards for his cuisine abilities during a career that has seen him leading several top Wellington dining establishments. WINNER AND PREMIER MASTER OF FINE CUISINE, BEST BEEF DISH, BEST METROPOLITAN RESTAURANT 2016 This includes...
The finalists and their dishes...
Logan’s cooking philosophy is based around using simple and honest ingredie...
Alex has sound knowledge of both classical and modern cooking principles an...
He describes his style of food as fresh, simple, not overly complicated but...
Richard says New Zealand is the best place on earth to gain experience work...
Andrew has travelled extensively in Europe & Zimbabwe where he extended his...
Paul focuses his passion for food into creating innovative cuisine from the...
Geoff has travelled the world extensively cooking and experiencing internat...
Aaron started working in kitchens at the age of 15 and fell in love with th...
Mario's love for cooking meat has been ingrained since he was young.
Greg has an impressive career history as a chef and has worked for many lea...
Daniel’s inspiration is to create fun, fresh and vibrant dishes using seaso...
Mat Mclean has established a reputation as one of New Zealand’s leading che...
Congratulations to our close contenders...
Thomas Barta - Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill, Auckland
Noel Cimadon- Alpino Cucina, Cambridge
Stuart Perry - Trinity Wharf, Tauranga
David Griffiths - Mister D, Hawkes Bay
Scott Kennedy - Nero, Palmerston North
Johannes van Kekem - Pravda, Wellington
Adrian Green - Café Polo, Wellington
Keith Gregory - Saint Clair Vineyard Kitchen, Marlborough