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2018 Flavour Forecast Recipe Challenge

McCormick Foods Australia and HEIA are excited to announce the launch of the Years 9 & 10 Flavour Forecast 2018 Student Recipe Challenge.

Each year, McCormick releases the Flavour Forecast report, a highly anticipated look at emerging culinary trends expected to drive flavour innovation over the next several years. Now in its sixth year, the McCormick/HEIA Student Recipe Challenge provides an opportunity for Year 9 & Year 10 home economics students in Australian schools to explore these flavours in more detail and develop a series of recipes based around the 2018 trend-setting themes.

The challenge is for students, individually or in teams, to develop three original recipes that support the McCormick Flavour Forecast 2018. Entrants are required to submit:

  • three original recipes
  • two or three supporting images of each dish
  • a costing breakdown for each recipe
  • for each recipe, a justification of, and reflection on, the resolution to the recipe challenge.
The competition closes on Friday 19 October 2018 and winners will be announced on Wednesday 7 November 2018. Available below are various resources to assist with your planning and entry.

To register your interest, please email Neredith at neredith@marketmaker.com.au and request your Competition Entry Pack, which contains full entry requirements.

A webinar was held on Tuesday 8 May, which gives an overview of the Flavour Forecast trends, tips for a successful entry, and what judges are looking for in a successful entry.

To view the webinar, please visit:


The slides from the webinar are available here.

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