The search for the best club meal in NSW is on, with the launch of the 2022 Your Local Club Perfect Plate Awards.

From Macksville to Mollymook, more than 160 club eateries from across the state have cooked up a competition dish. Now, it’s up to the public to pick a winner — and there are some incredible prizes up for grabs for hungry diners.

Between Friday, 6 May and Sunday, 19 June 2022, members and guests are encouraged to visit participating clubs, taste the Perfect Plate dish on offer and give it a score out of five by scanning the eatery’s unique QR code or filling out a simple paper form.

ClubsNSW CEO Josh Landis said the Perfect Plate Awards are designed to highlight the quality and diversity of club food, and with celebrity chefs Colin Fassnidge and Manu Feildel on board as ambassadors, they are sure to do just that.

“From the bouillabaisse risotto at The Ary, Toukley to Harden Country Club’s fire-grilled cherry wood lamb cutlets and the hand-made silky tofu with salted egg yolk at Cabra-Vale Diggers, this year’s Perfect Plate dishes look outstanding, and the competition will be fierce,” Mr Landis said.

While diners can only vote for each Perfect Plate dish once, they are encouraged to taste as many competition dishes at as many NSW clubs as possible to boost their chances of winning a prize. A $100 dining voucher will be given away every day of the competition and the two diners who vote for the most Perfect Plate dishes will each win a ‘foodie getaway’ for two valued at over $3,000.

The Perfect Plate Awards couldn’t come at a better time for NSW clubs, with COVID-19 restrictions, staff shortages and floods taking their toll on the industry over the past 12 months.

“It’s been a tough period for the hospitality industry, and the best way we can help is to get back into clubs and try some great food,” said Colin Fassnidge.

“People want to catch up with friends and family, have a good meal and not spend a million dollars. The Perfect Plate dishes are cooked by your locals — and what better place is there to support than your local club?”

As the culinary battle heats up, Colin and Manu will be popping into participating clubs all over NSW to sample the Perfect Plate dishes on offer. Manu said he will be on the lookout for “simple” dishes that highlight “delicious local produce”.

“I’m not only excited for Perfect Plate 2022, but about working alongside my mate Colin too,” Manu said.

The 13 clubs that receive the highest average score for their dishes based on patron ratings will be crowned the winner of their respective region. There will also be three state-wide winners announced in the small, medium and large club categories.

To find out more about the Perfect Plate Awards, including details on participating eateries and their competition dish, visit