Leslie Chan won Silver and Gold medals
Australian Culinary Challenge Regional Competition Queensland results

The first ACC Regional Competition was held in conjunction with Fine foods Queensland at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 10th – 12th April. Thirty local & interstate competitors entered to compete in multiple categories over the three days consisting of live individual & static components.

Five kitchens outfitted by Moffat, Robot Coupe, Sous Vide & Netchef made up the arena where trainees, apprentices and chefs tested their skills in the heat of the competition. Chairman of Judges Shane Keighley managed a team of Queensland judges who had their work cut out determining the colour of the medals to be awarded.

The following medals and certificates were awarded:

Hamish Pearce – Bronze

Iesha Tsang  – Bronze

Fresha Mardira – Silver

Sze Nga Leung – 3 Bronze & Merit

Jiheon Jeon – 3 Silver & Bronze

Ting Kin Ng – Merit

Dana Kim – Participation certificate, Merit certificate, Bronze

Matteo Malaspina – Participation Certificate, Merit Certificate

Hyeonju Jeon – Participation Certificate, Merit Certificate

Ha Chul Sung – Merit Certificate, Bronze

I-Fan Lin – Participation Certificate, 2 Bronze

George Jefferies – Silver

Jerome Magisson – Merit, Bronze, Silver Gold

Leslie Chan – Silver, Gold


The major awards for the evening were presented with Stick Blenders sponsored by Robot Coupe, two years’ membership to ACF, cash and trophies to the following:


Best centrepiece in show:  Jerome Magisson

Most outstanding establishment: TAFE Brisbane

Most outstanding apprentice trainee: Hyeonju Jeon

Most outstanding pastry chef: Jerome Magisson

Most outstanding chef : Leslie Chan