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2023 Battle of the Pans Photo Album


The Battle of the Pans 2023 is now finished, and the dishes have been fantastic – here’s a look at what has been. Check out our Facebook page here.

South Otago, Balclutha
Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Hosted by South Otago High School

Attended by:

  • Tokomairiro High School

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Balclutha Battle of the Pans contestants 2023!

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Overall Winner Lindsay Lambert for her creamy carbonara dish

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South Otago High School contestants with their certificates

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Farm friend cupcakes by Becky Kiteke

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Tomato and basil pasta by Lilly Gooch

Tāmaki Makaurau – Auckland
Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Hosted by Onehunga High School

Attended by:

  • Greenbay College
  • Henderson High School
  • Bottany Downs Secondary College
  • Rutherford High School

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Overall winner – Santiago Garcia Mallitz Aguilera Botany Downs Secondary College

Ayesha Kraft from Green Bay High School! is assembling a burger


Winner: Burger with Steak

Winner Static: Bee cupcakes by Emma Crackett from Rutherford College

Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe – Rotorua
Wednesday, 10th of May 2023

Hosted by Western Heights High School

Attended by:

  • John Paul College, Rotorua

All photo credits: Quinn Doube and Seowoo Lee, Western Heights High School Student Media Team

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Stacked ratatouille dish

Filled pasta dish

Students from Western Heights High School and John Paul College Rotorua – JPC

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Overall Winner – Justine Sicat from Western Heights High School with Tony Seiuli from ServiceIQ

Te Whanganui a Tara – Wellington
Wednesday, 3rd of May 2023

Hosted by Wellington East Girls' College

Attended by:

  • Whanganui High School
  • Tawa College
  • Hutt Valley High School

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Abby Webb from Hutt Valley High School

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Malka Magno from Hutt Valley High School

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Left to right: Abby Webb, Matthew Allison (judge), Hannah James and Malka Magno

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Daniel Futi from Tawa College

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Tuata Afamasaga from Tawa College

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Some of the cake entries

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The winning dish!

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Overall Winner Hanna from Whanganui High School with judges Simon Peacock, Head Chef at Government House (right), Tracey Lines, Chef Learning and Development at Kāpura (middle) and Matthew Alison, Hospitality Sector Advisor at ServiceIQ (left)