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.

 

 

What's the competition like?
2019 Highlights Video

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

 

Grand Finalists

 

Find out more about the winning chefs from each region and their dishes HERE

At a Glance

 


Year Legacy
k+

Participants
since inception

Regional Finals
across ANZ

Grand finalist
chefs

Winning
chef
$k

Cash Prize
(AUD)

 

Entry Phase Video Winners

As part of the entry process, chefs were able to create a video to showcase their skills and personality, ahead of the regionals. 

Six chefs landed themselves a $250 cash equivalent gift card! Check out the brilliant 2021 video winners below.

 

WATCH VIDEOS 

2021 Video Winners
Giles Levitation

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