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Developing the Next Generation of Chefs since 1965


For 58 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 lifetime.

Grand Final Glory as Chef of The Year Is Revealed!

Congratulations to Jimmy Han, this year's Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award winner! Achieving triple gold medals and sweeping the Best Savoury and Best Dessert Awards, Chef Jimmy, a 22-year-old Commercial Cookery student at William Angliss Institute, showcased his sustainable and expertly crafted menu. Check out his winning dishes here!

As the 2023 Golden Chef of the Year, Jimmy has won a two-week $10,000 European culinary experience. He will also travel with the Australian Culinary Olympics Junior Team to the IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany, and gain valuable culinary work experience in Europe. Additionally, Jimmy received a custom set of beautifully crafted KOI Knives to elevate his kitchen tools.

A big shoutout to all the talented chefs who competed in the Grand Finals this year. Your creativity and passion impressed the judges. Well done, chefs!

Jimmy Han and the Golden Chefs Award

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