Entries are open

Entries for the 2019 Ōra King Awards are now open. We invite you to share with us how you incorporate the ethos of sustainability in your work and to create an Ōra King dish that symbolises this.

To tell a sustainability story is to tell a story without end.

It is a narrative that is both vast and intimate. It weighs as heavy as our oceans; but is as fragile as breath. We are the protagonists in the tale of sustainability, each with a small role in the earth’s theatre. With food as your pencil, and taste-buds as your page, it’s time to tell your story with the 2019 Ōra King Awards.

Your Challenge

We are all on a journey of sustainability. Some of us are taking our first steps—some are further down the track. Your contribution may be small or large, either way, it is important. We want you to create a remarkable dish that tastes exceptional, champions Ōra King Salmon, and takes up the challenge of making our world more sustainable.

The Finalists

Finalists will be flown to New Zealand to join the awards celebrations, including a chefs’ produce tour of the Marlborough region. One winner from each region will be announced at the prestigious awards ceremony in Marlborough, the home of New Zealand King Salmon. Your outstanding dish will also have the opportunity to be a part of an Ōra King book on sustainable stories to be released later this year.

Our Sustainable Chefs

Judging Criteria

Dishes will be judged on creativity, craftsmanship, taste and how well the dish answers the competition theme; Sustain.
The judging panel is comprised of internationally acclaimed chefs and food writers from across the globe.

The Ōra King Awards

The Ōra King awards were established to drive innovation and creativity among chefs who use Ōra King salmon. The annual competition is open to chefs in New Zealand, Australia, North America and Japan. There is a Best Dish winner awarded for each of the 4 regions.

The 2018 Winners

Best Dish New Zealand MARK MCALLISTER Private Chef, Auckland
Best Dish AustraliaPolperro MICHAEL DEMAGISTRIS Winery Restaurant, Red Hill
Best Dish North America JONATHAN GRANADA Otium, Los Angeles
Best Dish Japan NAO KINAAI All Day Dining Remone, Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka

Here is your chance to tell your sustainability story with food