Ingredients of
unmatched quality

Celebrating the artistry and craftsmanship of chefs

Creating extraordinary
taste experiences

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.

Express Interest

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


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    Paul Limacher

    Chameleon Restaurant

    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...

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


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