2023 Tertiary Flavour Forecast Challenge

Home Economics as a profession includes many career paths including secondary teaching, dietetics, food technologists and food science to name a few.

With a growing body of evidence showing a relationship between food skills and cooking confidence and an individual’s diet quality as well as the importance of culinary nutrition it is the ideal time for this challenge to have a tertiary extension that allows pre-service students in these professions an opportunity to participate in this culinary experience.

Being current with new flavour and food trends is important to remain relevant within these professions so we invite each of you to take up this challenge to create and experiment.

Select one flavour Trend that inspires you and begin creating.

NOTE: Students are not to include alcohol  in their recipes.

Best of luck to each participant.

Note: The winning recipes may be shared on the HEIA website and possibly the NMNT website (as is or with minor modifications).

2023 Flavour Trends

Full Flavoured Fats

No longer misunderstood, consumers and chefs alike are now using fat, from butters to oils, to impart mouth-watering flavour and creaminess into everyday dishes and drinks, which offer a simple,comforting richness to the kitchen and a more balanced approach to eating.

Everyday French

Grounded in the techniques and ingredients of French cooking, but democratised for today’s kitchen, French cuisine has never been more approachable while using the best ingredients and culinary techniques to build a harmony of flavours and lay the foundations for food and beverage to come.

Beyond Heat

We’ve witnessed an exciting evolution to this new, multi-sensorial, layered taste experience that pushes beyond the singularly spicy realm where heat and ingredient pairings come together to shape how heat is perceived and how long it lingers and finishes.

Details on the 2023 competition are available here. The following resources will assist with your entry.

Submission of final documents is to be completed separately, any time before 5pm on the 31st October 2023 with all required documents to be put in a single PDF file and emailed to tertiaryflavourchallenge@gmail.com

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