By Tamanu Management: In 2011, Cameron Morrison worked in Fiji with 35 chefs in his brigade at which time he entered a team of his best chefs into the Salon Culinaire, Fiji. Cameron was also invited to judge in this event so when he was asked to assist as a judge in this year’s Salon Culinaire, Vanuatu, he jumped at the opportunity.
The competition in Fiji had been outstanding and he was even more delighted to be part of the event when his team walked away with 2 silver and 3 bronze medals.
Being a relatively new chef here in Vanuatu, the Salon Culinaire was a great opportunity for Cameron to meet local and international chefs and unexpectedly catch up with a previous judging partner, Craig Hilder an international Culinaire from New Zealand.
Cameron thought the competition in Vanuatu was fantastic and could not have happened without the help of the Vanuatu Chefs Association and the sponsorship of Origin Gas, South Pacific Suppliers, Vanuatu Cattle Company, Villa Distribution and the many people who assisted. Cameron said, “There are definitely talented young local chefs here and an array of world class Executive Chefs training these guys. I enjoyed being a part of this event and even more so I enjoyed watching these young chefs giving everything they had to be in the top spots. Before judging each class, I briefed the competitors on their criteria and told them that I was looking for, not only who could make the best dish, but who could present themselves the best as a chef. I am already planning and looking forward to the 2014 Salon Culinaire.”