RULES

Create an entry featuring at least one wild ingredient.
Entries may be hot, cold, frozen, liquid… any form you feel like creating.

Our Judging & Scoring system is designed to keep a level playing field
for everyone professional & amateur alike

Our criteria is divided into four categories.
Each category is worth up to 10 points for a 40 point maximum score.

HOW IS IT JUDGED?

EFFORT

1. EFFORT

Tell us the story of your efforts to gather and prepare your dish: From picking edible wild flowers to hunting wild boar; From fermenting feral apples to curing wild fish. These kinds of efforts can be equally valuable in the judges scoring.

TASTE

2. TASTE

Taste is subjective. Sweet, sour, bitter, salty, your flavors can be as simple or complex as you like.

INGREDIENTS

3. INGREDIENTS

The ingredients you use can be from the wild, a friend or a neighbor. The more wild and locally grown ingredients the better. We encourage people to connect with each other across the community to source as wide a variety of ingredients as possible.

PRESENTATION

4. PRESENTATION

From plates, platters, glasses and mugs, to a slab of wood, a piece of stone, shells, bottles, bowls – anything goes. Get creative and have fun with your entry. You can present your entry any way you like.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

SOURCE

1. SOURCE

Get out into your natural environment!

Dive, Walk, Climb, Fish, Forage, Hunt, Barter, Gather

More Effort = More Points.

HARVEST

2. HARVEST

Beach, Bush, Mountain, River, Forest, Ocean, Lake, Your Garden or Someone Else’s

More Local Ingredients = More Points

PREPARE

3. PREPARE

Shuck, Slice, Marinate, Chop, Smoke, Bake, Ferment, Pickle, Distill, Brew

Bring Most of Your Dish Prepared in Advance.

ENTER

4. ENTER

Write a Story About Your Dish. What happened on your Culinary Adventure? Ingredients? Inspiration?

Fill Out Registration Form. Eat, Drink & Have Fun!

FOUNDER

Bill Manson | Founder & Host

LOCAL WILD FOOD CHALLENGE

A Local Wild Food Community: For the people, by the people; Founded in 2008. The Local Wild Food Challenge is a Culinary Adventure Competition. Local Wild Food Challenges are designed to showcase the resourcefulness of local people living in communities where wild food is available. From one small contest in Eastbourne, NZ we now have 9 challenges in 5 countries. Join Us. Be a Partner and Grow with us.

Local Wild Food Challenge | Verduno Italy | 2017