Outback Camp Oven Challenge

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

'Outback Camp Oven Challenge' at Pine Plains Lodge, Queens birthday long weekend Sunday 9th June.

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.

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

There are three major awards:

  1. Camp Oven Champion
  2. The Brian O’Sullivan Memorial Award
  3. The Popular Vote.

There are also awards for children who participate on the day.

Cooks take note, briefing and slection of serving time will begin at 9:30 am (don't forget to pre-register you intention to cook!). 

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 (cold coin donation). 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.

Get ready for 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 and to register your intent to cook, please contact Genevieve on 0437 350 385 or Jono 0407 733 123.

Camp Oven Challenge

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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