Rare opportunity

by Anonymous Author

Selwyn residents who consider themselves a bit of an aficionado when it comes to cooking steaks are being offered a rare ‘job’ opportunity.

Beef+Lamb New Zealand is looking for the Ultimate Steak Connoisseur to help determine New Zealand’s tastiest steak.

The successful candidate will form part of the judging panel for the 2018 PGG Wrightson Steak of Origin Grand Final competition at Mystery Creek in June, but will need to display an unrivalled passion for steak to claim the coveted role.

Prospective applicants are asked to submit 50 words on why they are New Zealand’s Ultimate Steak Connoisseur and describe how they like their steak cooked. Alternatively, they can submit a video no more than one minute long covering the same two topics.

Head judge, Graham Hawkes, said the Steak of Origin committee felt that a good-quality steak is as Kiwi as cricket on the beach at Christmas, so they wanted to comb the nation to find New Zealand’s Ultimate Steak Connoisseur.

“We do not expect the candidate to be a chef, or come from a culinary background, we simply want to see passion for tender, succulent steak.

“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.”

Mr Hawkes said the selected taster will be expected to judge the steaks based on aroma, taste and flavour, tenderness, juiciness and texture.

All applications should be sent to imogen@beeflambnz.co.nz. Further information on the role can be found at recipes.co.nz or the Beef+Lamb New Zealand Facebook page.