The Gimuy Cook-Off challenge is a unique opportunity for local restaurants to showcase their culinary prowess and ability to satisfy their customers. Three restaurants will be selected on their sustainability activities, community engagement, indigenous employment and use of bush food and local produce. The three finalist will compete head to head to win the vote of the local people of Cairns. The restaurants decide what sustainable seafood dish to prepare and all ingredients are supplied by the Gimuy Fish Festival organsiers in the days running up to festival (16th July, 2017). It is up to restaurants to create 250 dishes of their chosen dish. Preparation before-hand is permitted. In previous years other restaurants have supplied two chefs and a waiter to serve the dishes. All cooking equipment and serving dishes will be supplied on the day however the Restaurants will have to supply their own cooking utensils.