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Market manager Sherryn Smith said aspiring home chefs were encouraged to put their name forward - or nominate a friend - for the competition, which would have mentor chef's on hand during the 60-minute cook-off.
Using market produce each month, two heats of two contestants will be mentored by a local chef to create a mouthwatering dish, which will be judged by some of Queenstown's best kitchen talents.
Contestants will receive a mystery basket of food to make their dish.
All competitors will take home a Remarkables Market apron, and the overall winner, chosen in a finale on March 31, will walk away with a $200 Remarkables Market voucher.
"We just know we live in 'foodie heaven' and there are lots of passionate food lovers out there who will be up for the challenge," Ms Smith said.
• To enter, email email@example.com, register at the information stall at Remarkables Market each Saturday between 8.30am and 1pm; or by calling in to More FM Queenstown fortnightly on Fridays at 8.10am. The heat dates are December 10, January 21 and February 18.
The final will be held on March 31.