Win tickets to the MLA Black Box Grand Finale Dinner

*Update* 17/05/2012

The prize offered in this competition is no longer for the Feast of Chefs dinner on Saturday 26th May, but now for the invitation only MLA Black Box Challenge Grand Finale Dinner on Wednesday 23rd May.


We’re proud to announce that the MLA Black Box Culinary Challenge  are offering our prize winners tickets to the VIP invitation only MLA Black Box Challenge Grand Finale Dinner on Wednesday 23rd May.

In this VIP event, 44 young, internationally renowned chefs will come together to prepare their gourmet menus as part of a prestigious gobal competition. This exclusive, unticketed event is the culmination of the Black Box Culinary Challenge – known as the ‘culinary Olympics’ – which will take place in Australia this year, for only the second time in its 16 year history.
It promises to be an unforgettable evening. Against the backdrop of a spectacular Hobart setting, the international finalist teams will be given one hour to devise and prepare a four-course menu, using ingredients provided to them in a mystery ‘Black Box’. The four courses they prepare will be served to you and judged by a panel of celebrated international chefs on taste, skill, creativity and artistic merit. One country will be crowned winner – and we are offering the opportunity for you to participate in this exciting occasion!

The MLA Black Box Culinary Challenge  is a culmination of four years of challenges where 15 young chef teams from countries all over the world compete to be crowned as the next generation of world-renowned chefs.

During the challenge, the chefs are presented with a box of identical ingredients from which they will have one hour to develop a four course menu.

Next week, the winning Australian team from the Henry Jones Art Hotel in Hobart will go head to head with contestants from all over the world in the global finals of the competition to be held in Hobart and you can be a part of the action.

The Prize

We’re giving away two seats at one of the hottest events on Hobart’s culinary Calendar, The MLA BLack Box Challenge Grand Finale Dinner for you and a guest.

To Enter

Email telling us what would be the star dish you would serve at you ultimate feast. You must be a Taste Explorer email subscriber to enter this competition. Subscribe at the bottom of the page. The best answer will win a double pass to the event, but be quick. Entries close on Sunday 2oth May at 5:00pm AEST. The event is held in Hobart, Tasmania so you must be able to make your own way to this event to enter. For an additional chance to Enter, head to and follow the link to the competition.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The prize is two tickets valued at $190 to Feast of Chefs to be held at Princes Wharf Shed #1, Castray Esplanade, Hobart on Wednesday 23th of May at 7:00pm.
  2. Any other costs including transport to and from the event, accommodation, flights or any other incidental costs are the responsibility of the prize winner.
  3. This is a game of skill. Chance plays no part in determining the winner. Each entry will be individually judged, based upon creative merit. All entries must be the original independent creation of the entrant and free of any claims that they infringe any third party rights. Entries must not have been published previously and/or have been used to win prizes in any other competitions.
  4. The winner will be notified by email.


Author:Jeremy Bowell

Jeremy Bowell is the founder and editor of Taste Explorer. He also writes for,, and has featured in the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living section. He is an avid connoisseur of all things food and drink related.
  • Paul jowett

    Would love to win…