Beef + Lamb New Zealand Inc are looking for the Ultimate Steak Connoisseur to help determine New Zealand’s tastiest steak. Just like a good steak, this opportunity is rare.
The successful candidate will be joining some of New Zealand’s top chefs on the panel for the final round of judging at the 2018 PGG Wrightson Steak of Origin competition.
The panel of five judges will be tasting seven steaks to decide the PGG Wrightson Steak of Origin 2018 Grand Champion. The successful candidate will be expected to judge the steaks based on; aroma, taste/flavour, tenderness, juiciness and texture.
This is an unpaid role, the successful candidate will be required for one day, Wednesday 13 June for the judging. They will need to be able to make their own way to Mystery Creek Fieldays for the judging day on Wednesday 13 June – reasonable expenses will be paid.
About the candidate:
The successful candidate for this role will be the Ultimate Steak Connoisseur who has a true passion for all things steak, food and cooking.
Culinary experience is not required for this role, just an obsession and hunger for succulent steak.
The candidate must be a New Zealand resident and 18-years-old or over.
If you think this job is for you, tell us in 50 words why you are New Zealand’s Ultimate Steak Connoisseur and let us know how you like your steak cooked.
Or, alternatively send us a video no longer than one minute on why you are New Zealand’s Ultimate Steak Connoisseur adding in how you like your steak cooked.
The successful candidate will be someone whose application stands out from the herd. Kiwi steaks are no ordinary steaks, so we don’t want an ordinary judge.
Applications close at 5pm on 4 May – please attach your CV or include a brief biography on your background and any other information you think will be relevant to the role.
The PGG Wrightson Steak of Origin is the prestigious award for New Zealand’s most tender and tasty sirloin steak and the competition shines a light on the country’s beef farmers. It acknowledges the high quality of beef in New Zealand is down to their fine-tuned farming activities – highlighting the paddock to plate link that New Zealanders are really interested in.
The PGG Wrightson Steak of Origin competition is open to all New Zealand beef farmers, retailers, wholesalers and foodservice suppliers.
The successful candidate will sit on the judging panel for the final round of judging and will help decide the 2018 Grand Champion from five farmer classes and two brand classes, these include; Best of Breed – European: Best of Breed – British: Angus; Best of Breed – British: Hereford; Best of Breed – British: Other; Best of Breed – Crossbreed & Other as well as two retailer classes, Best of Brand – Retail and Best of Brand – Wholesale & Foodservice.
The semi-finalists will have been determined by Carne Technologies (based in Hamilton) who will, ahead of the judging, analyse steaks based on tenderness, percentage cooking loss in weight, marbling, colour, water binding capacity and pH levels.
All semi-final steaks will then be judged by a panel of New Zealand’s top chefs to determine the class placings and decide the top entry in each class to progress to the final.
The successful candidate will be expected to judge the final steaks based on; aroma, taste/flavour, tenderness, juiciness and texture.
The judging is being held on Wednesday 13 June at Fieldays, Mystery Creek. Winners will be announced later that day.
How to enter:
Ultimate Steak Connoisseur
Beef + Lamb NZ Inc
Air New Zealand Building
74 Taharoto Road Smales Farm Park