The Chef’s Challenge allows you to work and compete with your colleagues and friends in the most entertaining way – while creating a fabulous feast!
Your group will be split into teams of two or three people. Each team will get a recipe or two, depending on the chosen cuisine, and after a few minutes spent discussing your dishes and cooking strategies with Walter, you will go and gather your ingredients. You may even have to pay a quick visit to Prahran Market, which is just 60 metres from our school (we’ll supply the cash for this shopping trip).
Once you have your ingredients, it’s game on. For the first half of your cooking challenge, Walter will be on hand with tips and advice. After that, there’s no more free help or advice. A team will need to ‘buy’ further help from Walter, which means a slight deduction of points from their cooking score. This isn’t as bad as it sounds – a special tip or trick could give you the edge over your competitors.
Once all of the dishes have been completed, you will serve and garnish them using our beautiful designer plates and bowls, and copper and Le Creuset pots – and all of your creativity! Then it’s time to relax and enjoy a glass of beer or wine, such as the sparkling prosecco, before moving into the dining room to enjoy an amazing meal.
Walter will give a light-hearted summary of everything that happened during the cooking segment – funny things happen when you cook. Each team will then judge their competitors’ dishes, and the winner (and loser) of the event will be announced. The winner will receive a gift from us.
The current themes of The Chef’s Challenge are as follows: