Queensland State Final 2008
The first state final in the 2008 Dairy Farmers Best Of The Best Pizza Challenge will be the Queensland State Final. It will run in two parts over two days during Fine Food QLD. Day One will focus on the Traditional Category and Day Two, the Gourmet Category.
Fine Food Queensland is on at The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from
9-11 March, 2008.
The winner of each of the two categories will win $1000 and go on to represent their State at the National Finals in September in Melbourne. The overall national winner will receive a range of prizes including a trophy, cash and a marketing package to support their establishment.
Initial entry is done by filling out and submitting an official entry form. Once submitted, entrants are invited to participate in one of a range a regional cook offs undertaken before each of the respective state finals.
Regional cook offs occur, at which entrants prepare one of the pizzas from their menu. These are judged by a panel of three. The top five scoring entrants in each state progress to the state final.
The five state finalists cook pizzas in three different sub-categories; the best use of cheese, the best use of smallgoods and the best use of seafood. Each competitor is judged on all three sub-categories and the highest scoring state finalist progresses to the national final.