World News 08/08/2014

Olive oil produsers, it's time!

Olive Oil producers, Young Chefs and Indigenous Cooks, 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 first and 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.

This year’s theme is "Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), Rice & ... ". Young Cooking students, including a group of Indigenous cooks, Food bloggers and Foodies will compete to prepare the best dish with rice or a special risotto with Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Excellence selected from the competition’s ARMONIA winning Oils.

Each category will be evaluated by a panel of judges will be composed by famous chefs and gourmet Australian journalists, including: Giovanni Pilu (PILU at Freshwater), James Kidman (Café Sydney), Stefano Manfredi (BALLA Restaurant), Lyndey Milan (chef and writer) Alessandro Pavoni (ORMEGGIO on the Spit) and other more

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 who are NOT exhibitors.

A great opportunity to introduce the “Real Quality” of the Australian EVOO to restaurateurs and caterers in each State and rewarding them for using Australia EVOO of Excellence.

The Gala Dinner and Award ceremony will be held in Sydney in 8 December 2014.

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:

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