BLOG NEWS: Auckland based chef David Schofield wins 2012 Chef of the Year

David Schofield
David Schofield won the prestigious Chef of the Year title for the second year running at the 2012 New Zealand Culinary Fare held recently in Auckland.  This is only the second time in the national competition’s 20 year history that this has happened.

Over three days, the nine strong field tested their culinary skills in a range of tough challenges which included producing a main and dessert within 90 minutes. In addition they had to complete a theory test.

David, owner of culinary consultancy, Star Anise, based in central Auckland, says entering the Chef of the Year competition is a big commitment.

“It’s several months of preparation backed up by a long career in the profession. The support of my sponsors and suppliers, and of course my wife Anna, have been a big part of my success.”

With two wins under his apron, David says it might be time to pass the baton on, however, “While retirement from competition is attractive, I can’t rule out competing in 2013.”

The team congratulate David on his win.