Outback Camp Oven Challenge

Time to dust off your camp ovens and start planning your award-winning dish!

Sunday 9 June 2019 is the annual Outback Camp Oven Challenge at Pine Plains Lodge, Patchewollock.

Do you have the cooking skills to win the ‘Outback Camp Oven Challenge’? Register and find out if you can beat our local Mallee teams and past winners.

The criteria for judging is:
• Taste/flavour
• Originality
• Technique in preparation
• Timing (to present your dish at an allotted time slot), and
• Presentation

There are three major awards, Camp Oven Champion, The Brian O’Sullivan Memorial Award and the Popular Vote. There are also awards for children who participate.

Cooks take note, briefing/registration will start at 9:30 am. 

If you’re not cooking come along for the day or for the weekend and enjoy the excitement. You can sample the delicacies prepared by the challengers. Lunch and drinks are also available for purchase prepared by the Patchewollock community.

The travelling public and families may book accommodation at the Pine Plains Lodge, the Patchewollock Hotel, or camp sites are also available at Pine Plains with the use of the Lodge facilities.

Combined with the Mad Dog festival the Camp Oven Challenge is a delightful weekend of food, fun and frivolity. Remember to rug up, and be ready to enjoy the beauty of the Wyperfeld National Park, the comforts of the Lodge and the outdoor fires whilst raising funds for community projects.

For enquiries or to register your intent to cook, please contact Genevieve on 0437 350 385.

Our Location

Wyperfeld National Park is located 450 km north-west of Melbourne. To Pine Plains Lodge from Melbourne, take the Western Highway A8 to Ballarat, then take the Sunraysia Highway B220 to Speed and then Patchewollock. Open a Printer Friendly Map

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