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Masi Star Culinary Awards
Get recognized for your hard work! The CFF’S Fiji Restaurant Awards celebrate the brilliance and vibrancy of Fiji’s dining out scene, and rewards the very best chefs, front of house staff and restaurants the country has to offer.
Whether it is on a remote island, mainland resort, on the side of the street or down a back road – these awards will recognize the best eateries in Fiji.
On the night of the awards, we reveal the list of the best restaurants – as voted for by our federation of chefs, restaurateurs and food critics – as well as present a series of individual awards recognizing young talent, and culminating in the unveiling of the National Restaurant of the Year. Coveted by many chefs but bestowed upon only the best, getting up to three “coconuts” sets the industry standard for gastronomy in Fiji.
In November 2019, Fiji’s leading chefs and restaurateurs will come together on Denarau Island to celebrate the successes from across the industry. Join us and the culinary elite for an evening you do not want to miss. For more details on how to submit your restaurant for judging contact CFF President
Conditions of entry apply. No entry fees. Establishment must be trading for at least 6 months. Island properties must provide transfers and accommodation (where applicable). All entrants will be notified in advance of judging time for fairness.
The main purpose of the CFF traineeship incubator is to identify and prepare the very best of Fiji’s hospitality students before they leave school and get them into the workforce early. One of the main issues a graduating student faces is finding quality work experience to complete their certification.
The traineeship incubator initiative is a collaborative program with the schools and executive chefs, which is designed to maximize a student’s education as they will simultaneously be working in the industry. This will provide students with part-time work whilst they are studying, and help bridge the knowledge gap between school and real-life work scenarios.
Eligible students must be already enrolled at a participating institution and must have successfully completed the first half of a six month course in Commercial Cookery. Eligibility for the incubator program will also include excellent attendance at school, good grades, and a recommendation from your teacher.
Details of those students accepted into the incubator program will be passed on to the relevant hotels and restaurants for further assessment, and successful applicants will be offered a part-time, three month attachment and paid at industry rates. Students will need to comply with all company policy and procedures, as an employee of that organization.
It is the hope of this program to identify hard working and talented young employees, by providing them with industry experience and connecting them early to the executive chefs, F&B managers and HR managers for future full-time employment.
For the first time in Fiji’s tourism history, the country’s most influential executive chefs have come together to transform Fiji’s gastrotourism and help the country become one of the world’s newest culinary destinations. Let the food revolution begin!
– CFF President Lance Seeto, Executive Chef of Malamala Beach Club Fiji’s Culinary Ambassador for the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism