THE COMPETITION

The GOLDEN EMPANADA trophy is the holy grail for Melbourne’s empanada chefs.

There are two awards. The PROFESSIONAL section, judged by some of Melbourne’s food luminaries, and the PEOPLE’S CHOICE section, judged by the people. Competition is fierce, and both trophies are hotly contested on the day.

Contenders for the 2018 GOLDEN EMPANADA competition will be revealed soon.

THE ARGENTINIAN DELEGATION

There’s nobody better placed to present the GOLDEN EMPANADA trophy than Argentinian Ambassador Hugo Gobbi and Minister Eduardo Acevedo Diaz, who join us in Melbourne every year. Hold on to your empanadas, people. These guys are royalty.

THE JUDGES

 

The judges for 2018’s GOLDEN EMPANADA competition will be revealed shortly. Watch this space.

THE CRITERIA

Over swigs of Malbec, our expert panel will chew blindly through some of the best empanadas in Melbourne, and judge them on the below criteria.

Each component is worth five points:

  • Pastry
  • Filling
  • Consistency
  • Deliciousness.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2017
Judges Choice – San Telmo
People’s Choice – C.H.E.

2016
Judges Choice – San Telmo
People’s Choice – Piqueos

2015
Judges Choice – San Telmo
People’s Choice – Casa Ciuccio

2014
Judges Choice – Huxtable
People’s Choice – San Telmo