A food challenge ''for the people, by the people'' will be
staged in Glenorchy this month, encouraging entrants to whip
up a wild food feast, simultaneously promoting understanding,
appreciation and sustainability of the environment.
The Wild Food Challenge will be held in Glenorchy on February
It will be judged by chef Greg Piner, of Pier 24 and St Clair
Hotel, farmer/hunter/cook Mark Hasselman, of Glenorchy, and
the winner of last year's challenge, Rachel Holmes-Libbis.
The competition was founded in 2008 with challenges held in
the North and South islands, Finland, the United States, the
French Alps and Hawaii.
Designed to show the resourcefulness of people living in
communities where wild food was abundant, entrants were
encouraged to create the best dish with at least one wild
The competition was open to restaurants, caterers, home
cooks, fishermen and ''hunter-gatherers'', with $3000 of
prizes on offer.
The more effort a participant had gone to to source their
wild ingredient, or the more local ingredients they used, the
Dishes were judged on ingredients, taste, effort and
presentation, and all entries were anonymous to the judges.
Prize categories include the grand prize, runner-up and
wildest dish, the biggest effort, best ocean dish, best land
dish and best kids dish and the ''Hemingway Award for best
Organisers promote understanding, appreciation and
sustainability of wild resources, believing the deeper
individuals ventured into their environment, the more
motivation there was to protect it.
The Glenorchy event would be held at the GY Cafe on February
22 from 3pm. To register, email email@example.com.