Each year, the ICE teachers, Directors and staff choose 10 finalists from a very talented array of ICE 3rd Year Apprentices.
The finalists are then invited to ‘cook off’ for the chance to win a life-changing, all expenses paid trip to New York City to ‘stage’ in the World’s number 1 restaurant: ‘Eleven Madison Park’ or as runner-up to ‘stage’ in the number 1 restaurant in Australia: ‘ATTICA’ in Melbourne.
The competition is judged by 3 of the best known and critically acclaimed chefs in Brisbane each year and 20 VIP diners are invited to the Coorparoo Campus to ‘taste test’ the final dishes. All food for the ‘cook-off’ is donated by our ICE industry sponsors.
The standard gets better and better each year and along with us at ICE and the industry judges, we are all blown away by the food and presentation produced. The winner is announced at our Graduation Party and Awards Night at our Kelvin Grove Campus at the end of the ICE school year.
Throughout the year we also encourage our ICE apprentices to compete in a variety of competitions such as ‘Golden Chef’s Hat’ and ‘Chaine De Rotisseurs’.