Developing the Next Generation of Chefs since 1965


For 57 years, we’ve given young chefs the opportunity to kick start their careers in the Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award competition.

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. 

grand finals

At a Glance

Years Legacy

since inception

Regional Finals
across ANZ

Grand finalist

Nestlé Golden
Chef of the year

in prizes
to be won