2022 Chefs Roll – The New Zealand Venison Recipe Contest (Professionals)

Entry Deadline: October 30, 2022
2022 Chefs Roll - The New Zealand Venison Recipe Contest (Professionals)

General Information

Attention US-Based chefs, cooks, and culinary professionals: Get ready to experience a taste of New Zealand in our new Venison cooking contest! Register below for a chance to receive a free sample of Denver Leg, then show us how you can transform this amazing product into a prize-winning dish!

Venison has grown in popularity in the last decade, but in this contest, we’re featuring an underutilized cut, the Denver Leg. Venison leg meat is often ignored by cooks because of the belief that it’s tougher than other cuts. However, this only applies to wild game. Farm raised meat is tender, richly flavored, and shines in culinary applications!

How To Participate:
1.  Register using the form by October 30th, 2022.
2.  Sample shipment. 30 chefs will be selected to receive a complimentary sample by November 13, 2022.
3.  Dish creation and submission. Competitors will have until December 4, 2022 to create an original dish and post it on their public Instagram account, tagging @nzvenison and using #nzvenisoncontest
4.  Judging. Judges will review entries and announce finalists on or around December 9th, 2022, and winners on or around December 12, 2022.

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Five Finalists will be selected. They will each win the following butcher knife pack!
BPX® GRANTON EDGE CIMITER from Mercer Culinary
KNIFE ROLL from Chef’s Roll Apparel

From among the Finalists, One Grand Prize winner will additionally be selected to receive:
Traeger Pro 780 WiFi Pellet Grill – valued at $999.00