NZChefs announced their Olympic Dream in December when Graham Hawkes, NZChefs National President, confirmed they will be sending a team to Erfurt, Germany in 2016 to compete in the Culinary Olympics.

They will be joining 2000 chefs from 40 countries in what is the most important culinary event in the world.

"This dream has only become a reality because of the support we have received from Fonterra Foodservice, who share with us the goal to see our chefs on the world stage," Graham said.

The Chefs

Team Captain - Hot Kitchen & pastry

Steve Le Corre

Aoraki School of Hospitality & Tourism (Timaru), Cookery Tutor

Hot Kitchen

John Kelleher

AUT School of Hospitality & Tourism (Auckland), Senior Lecturer Professional Cookery

Hot Kitchen

Darren Wright

Chillingworth Rd (Christchurch), Chef/Owner

Hot Kitchen

Mark Sycamore

Tequila Mockingbird (Christchurch), Executive Chef

Hot Kitchen - Pastry

William Mordido

Chikos Restaurant & Café (Auckland), Head Chef

Hot Kitchen - Pastry

Richard Hingston

Christchurch Casino (Christchurch), Head Chef

Hot Kitchen (back-up) / Cold Kitchen

David Schofield

Star Anise (Auckland), Consultant Chef

Cold Kitchen

Ken O'Connell

Bracken Restaurant (Dunedin), Chef / Patron

Cold Kitchen (back-up) / Hot Kitchen

Corey Hume

Blanket Bay (Queenstown), Executive Chef

Cold Table - Pastry

Jie Min Aw

AUT School of Hospitality & Tourism, Pastry Chef Tutor

Cold Table - Pastry

Brian Bae

Oko Dessert Kitchen, Auckland, Sous Chef & Chocolatier