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Showcasing Talent: Regional Finals Up Next!

Well done to all chefs who've entered this year's competition! We're excited to see your skills at the regional finals in Australia and New Zealand from May to July.

The top 12 finalists will go head-to-head at Fine Food Australia in Melbourne this September, competing for the prestigious Golden Chef of the Year title. They'll be competing for more than just the title - they're vying for the highly coveted Golden Chef of the Year award.

The stakes are high, as one talented chef will be crowned the coveted Golden Chef of the Year and earn an unforgettable culinary travel and work experience adventure to Singapore.

Showcasing Talents

Developing the Next Generation of Chefs since 1965


For 59 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.

At a Glance

Years Legacy

since inception

Regional Finals
across ANZ

Grand finalist

Nestlé Golden
Chef of the year

in prizes
to be won