Developing the Next Generation of Chefs since 1965
For 56 years, we’ve given young chefs the opportunity to kick start their careers in the Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award.
The culinary competition provides a platform for emerging talent to benchmark themselves against their peers, learn from leading industry experts and experience the opportunity of a life time.
Regional Finals are off and running
Regional Cook-offs have begun, with 11 culinary heats being held across Australia and New Zealand, from June to August.
From the heats, 11 grand finalist chefs will go forward to compete in the ultimate culinary showdown at Fine Food Australia, this September in Sydney, with one winner taking out Golden Chef of the Year and a $10,000 cash prize.
Congratulations to the Regional Winners so far:
Jamie Jackson - South Island, NZ
Samantha Warena - North Island, NZ
Jayden Osbourne, Regional QLD
Ashleigh Handsaker, Regional NSW
Sarah Jones, South Australia
Abby Formentin, Western Australia
Kimberly Tang, Victoria
Semra Peach, Tasmania
Amber Heaton, QLD Metro
Jarrod Everett, Northern Territory
Find out more about the winning chefs from each region and their dishes HERE
At a Glance