2024 WA’s Best Steak Sandwich Competition

Location: Crown Perth
Date: June 25, 2024
to June 26, 2024

Will You Be Crowned WA’s Best Steak Sandwich Champion?

AHA and Little Creatures are looking for WA’s Best Steak Sandwich – it’s time to fire up those grills and show off your Steak Sandwich skills in the most epic competition yet!


This is your chance to dive into the AHA and Little Creatures Steak Sandwich Competition, where innovation meets gastronomic delight. Unleash your creativity, push the boundaries of flavour, and tantalize with textures that will leave your customers and judges craving more. Don’t hold back – be bold and seize this opportunity to showcase your venue’s ability to produce and deliver the state’s Best Steak Sandwich.

Join us for the 17th AHA and Little Creatures Steak Sandwich Competition at the AHA Hospitality Expo, Crown Perth!

Country WA venues compete on June 25, followed by Perth region on June 26. Who will claim the crown?


How does it work?

Simply nominate your venue by Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

Customers will then vote along with visits from mystery judges to identify the top four Steak Sandwiches for each category, based on the judging criteria. These venues will be invited to cook their famous Steak Sandwich on stage at the AHA Hospitality Expo in front of an audience and our esteemed (and hungry) judges. The judges will then crown the ultimate Steak Sandwich Champions!

Country WA cook-off: Tuesday, 25 June

Perth cook-off: Wednesday, 26 June


Winners receive automatic entry as a semi-finalist in the esteemed AHA Hospitality Awards for Excellence “WA’s Best Steak Sandwich.” Plus, enjoy a VIP prize: four exclusive tickets to comedian Trevor Noah’s live show in one of RAC Arena’s luxurious corporate box. Delight in premium food and beverages worth $4,000, courtesy of RAC Arena and the AHA! Don’t miss your chance – Savor success in style. Enter now!

We will promote the competition via our social media channels and PR to encourage traffic to your venue. We will also provide you with materials that you can use to promote your venue and encourage your customers to vote for you. We encourage you to get your teams involved and have a bit of fun drumming up some interest.

Are you up for the challenge?

Click here to nominate your venue. We will send you promotional materials both online and in mail in time for the start of voting on Friday, 26 April.

Key dates
  • Nominate your venue: by 23 April
  • Customer voting: 30 April – 27 May
  • Finalists announced: 31 May
  • Judging of the competition for country WA: 25 June
  • Judging of the competition for Perth region: 26 June
How to Nominate
  1. Enter through the Nominate Now button
  2. Create your user profile: this is the details of the individual responsible for the venue nominations and submissions, and will also receive all communications (please note, once your user profile has been set up you may proceed with adding one or multiple venues)

Please note, if you entered the 2024 Accommodation Awards for Excellence you will already have a profile, please access the portal using your log in.

  • The composition of the Steak Sandwich, recipe and its ingredients must remain the same throughout the competition (from nomination and consumer voting through to final cook-off)
  • The Steak Sandwich must be available on the venue’s menu throughout the competition
  • Steak is defined as a cut of meat being beef or lamb.

Steak Sandwich finalists are determined using a combination of methods including online votes, judging criteria and mystery judge visits.

Should your venue be successful in becoming a finalist for the Hospitality Expo cook-off, judging criteria is as follows:

  • Tenderness of the meat (beef or lamb)
  • Composition & Presentation
  • Originality / Creativity
  • Chips
  • Sauces
  • Flavour
  • Value for money
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