AS the executive chef at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Brendon Coffey oversees stunning dishes and menus.
However, today he will judge an extraordinary cooking competition as part of the Accor Extreme Challenge to Cure Kids.
Each team being judged has to source ingredients from the Sigatoka market before deciphering the recipes and then preparing a banquet at one of nine cooking stations - similar to the Master Chef television show.
With only a five-minute demonstration, they would then decide on how to make dhal and tomato chutney, chicken curry and rice, roti and halwa as well as learn to husk a coconut.
After shopping local style in the markets, the international competitors learnt very quickly that doing things here was very different from what they experienced back home.
Mr Coffey said the event provided a great opportunity for competitors to see the amazing range of local produce as well as learn to prepare the food "the way we do it here in Fiji".
It was a jovial end to a day that started with an invigorating beach triathlon. Competitors also took part in Zip Fiji's zipline.
Twenty six teams from Fiji, New Zealand and Australia are taking part in the Extreme Challenge, the culmination of months of fundraising by hotel staff in all three countries for the Nadi Hospital Children's Ward and sick kids.
The total raised will be announced at a celebration dinner on Friday.