Skip to content

Is your kitchen preparing the Apprentice Chef of the Year?


Entries are now open for the 2014 ServiceIQ Apprentice Chef of the Year competition.

This is New Zealand’s toughest and most prestigious competition for apprentice chefs, sponsored by ServiceIQ.

Entry is open to members of the Modern Apprentice and New Zealand Apprentice programmes. Entries must be received by 5pm, Wednesday 2 July 2014.

All finalists become members of the Chefs’ Association and the winner will attend the 2015 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, a prize worth up to $3000.

ServiceIQ Chief Executive Dean Minchington says, “becoming the Apprentice Chef of the Year is a major endorsement of the winner’s kitchen, and the talent in the apprenticeship programmes. It is New Zealand’s premiere cooking competition for trainee chefs.”

Key Dates 

  • Entries close: Wednesday 2 July – Send to
  • Finalists announced: Thursday 10 July
  • Competition day: Tuesday 19 August at the Culinary Fare, Auckland


2013 Winner Tamara Johnson at the 2014 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival enjoying her prize.

For more information, please contact ServiceIQ on 0800 863 693 or email