APPLICATIONS for 2017 Closed

Do you ...

  • Enjoy cooking at home and like trying new foods?
  • Want to experience different cultures and new culinary challenges?
  • Want to win some great prizes and the title of Dishing Up Darwin's Home Chef of 2017?

LAUNCH Darwin is proud to present Dishing Up Darwin - a unique cooking competition aimed at 12-25 year old aspiring home chefs/cooks in the Darwin region.

Dishing Up Darwin will be held during Youth Week in April 2017, over two weekends (four days) with five different rounds. During this competition, participants will learn more about the produce available locally in our markets and community gardens, the Malaysian cuisine and how to the make the best laksa, and the Aboriginal culture through the harvest and preparation of indigenous foods. There are also two fun or “pop-culture” referenced rounds for participants to express their creativity in the kitchen.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to midnight Sunday 26th March, 2017

Questions? Contact Alicia on 8930 0429 or

* Dishing Up Darwin is open to young people aged 12-25 who live, work or study in Darwin.