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3rd Armonia olive oil championship: A.NZ.SA returns

Olive Oil producers, Chefs, Food Bloggers and Foodies will work together to discover the very best Olive oils from the Southern Hemisphere & bring them together on the plate

This internationally accredited competition is now in its third year and is open to all small and independent producers of Olive Oil in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
ARMONIA is the only Olive Oil competition that encourages chefs, cooks, enthusiasts and consumers to expand their knowledge of “Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) of EXCELLENCE” as well as new, alternative uses and techniques for increasing consumption in catering, in the kitchen and on the table.

As in previous years, where the judging panel consisted of some of the best chefs in Australia including Gary Mehigan of MasterChef Australia, the competition "Armonia in the Kitchen" will take place in a famous cooking school in Sydney.

This year’s theme is "Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), Rice & ... " Chef, Food bloggers and Foodies will compete to prepare the best risotto with Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Excellence selected from the competition’s ARMONIA winning Oils.

In the previous international edition of “EVOO, Rice &…”, the winning young chef’s are now lucky enough to be completing a 2 week internship with Jamie Oliver at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in Cornwall UK.

The theme "EVOO, Rice & ..." was chosen this year because risotto rice has always been considered one of the best products to maximize all degrees in the flavours of EVOO Excellence, and is a good opportunity to launch the follow on competition to find the Best Risotto in Australia.

Anyone with experience in the evaluation of EVOO may submit an application to be part of the jury selection. A special panel will be composed of consumers for the recognition of "EVOO People’s Choice 2014" The evaluation panel will be led by qualified Australian Panel Supervisors.

This year’s winner award will have their product promoted by The Olive Oil Academy to all Australian restaurants that use and display the EVOO of Excellence.

The Gala Dinner and Award ceremony will be held in Sydney in December 2014 (date TBA).

Entries for Olive Oil Producers are NOW OPEN and will close on 26 September 2014

For all information regarding competition rules & application forms please visit our website: www.oliveoilagency.org

by S. C.
23 july 2014, Technical Area > Olive & Oil

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