Sydney, May 2014 – Flavours of Spain, the Australian-based catering company that provides delicious, authentic Spanish paella to different events in Australia, will host the 1st International Spanish Paella Championships in May 2014. The competition takes place on Sunday 25 May as the prelude to and opening event for food and wine festival A Taste of Manly. The contest invites Australian and international chefs to cook and fight for the title of Best Paella in Oceania. The top three winners in Manly will then go on to compete in the internationally renowned Sueca Paella Festival in Valencia, Spain, for the chance to be recognised worldwide as the world’s leading paella chef.

“We are very proud to be bringing this international contest to Australia and look forward to receiving applications from the most qualified chefs and paella lovers throughout Australia and other places in Oceania,” says Miguel Cuevas, named the Paella Ambassador in Australia by and founder of Flavours of Spain.

“It’s an opportunity to present a truly unique food festival to the Australian”, says Miguel Cuevas, named the Paella Ambassador in Australia by Visitors who come to Manly to enjoy the Oceania’s first international paella contest will experience a vibrant and memorable gastronomic journey to Spain.”

Chefs from some of the best restaurants in Australia and New Zealand will participate including: Simply Spanish (Melbourne), Robert Burns (Melbourne), Smolt (Tasmania), Sah Modern Mediterranean (North Adelaide) Verandah Restaurant (Polkobin, NSW) Balcony (Byron Bay, NSW) Movida (Sydney), El mercado (Sydney), Señor paella (Queensland), The Deck (Sydney), Out of Africa (Manly, NSW) Postales Restaurant (Sydney) and Osteria del Toro representing New Zealand.

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