Published: 28 April 2015 by: Nichola Davies

Stop packing your waterproof smocks – no food will actually be thrown, but there will be something even more extraordinary! The Hunter Valley region's most celebrated chefs are heating up the kitchen as they take on a line of newcomers hailing from Canberra and the Southern Highlands. 

The 6th Annual Food Fight will be held on Tuesday, June 2 at the Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley. Hosted by celebrity chef Matt Kemp, the two regions will be split into two teams which will go head to head in order to create the best three course lunch the regions have to offer. 

In true Hunter Valley style, the dishes will only be made from the freshest, local ingredients with an array of matching wines from Hunter Valley wineries. Guests will judge each of the six dishes and cast their votes to crown one team the winner. 

Representing the Hunter Region are culinary warriors Troy Rhoades Brown (Muse Dining), Michael Robinson (Margan), and Emerson Rodriguez (Emerson’s). The fresh-faced opponents cooking for Canberra and the Southern Highlands will be lead by a familiar face of the ‘Food Fight’ family, James Viles (Biota Dining), alongside Ben Willis (Aubergine), and Sean McConnell (Monster).

The Chairman of the Hunter Culinary Association Ben Neil says that both teams were hand-picked because of their passion for food and fresh produce. Neil also states that the 2015 event will be a "world class dining experience they'll never forget."

There will also be a charity auction on the evening with the proceeds going towards the Brett Graham Scholarship. 

The Hunter Valley region is an ideal location for a short break and couples can make this one of the many fabulous activities on their itinerary on their next romantic getaway. 

The luncheon costs $120 for Hunter Culinary Association members, $160 for non-members and $70 for apprentice chefs. RSVP to Kirsty by Friday, May 15 on mail@hunterculinary.com.au.

 

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