We’re excited that the 2021 comp is back to live chef-to-chef cook-offs at both Regional and Grand Finals, so that young talent can showcase their cooking skills and be rated against their peers.

Regional & Metro Cook-offs 

An amazing level of young chefs have signed up for the 2021 action and all will now go forward to compete in their regional or metro heat. Each chef will create two courses (main and dessert), to be prepared, cooked, and served in 2.5 hours.

Their dishes will be judged to globally recognised standards with the opportunity to win medals at each stage.


Regional Heats

2021 Australia & New Zealand Regional Dates and Locations

Australia Dates and Locations

QLD Cairns 06/06/2021
NSW Newcastle 23/06/2021


SA Adelaide 01/07/2021
WA Perth 11/07/2021
VIC Melbourne 13/07/2021
TAS Hobart 15/07/2021
QLD Brisbane 17/07/2021
NT Darwin 19/07/2021
ACT Canberra 29/07/2021



NSW Sydney Postponed until further notice


New Zealand Dates and Locations

South Island Christchurch 08/06/2021
North Island Auckland 10/06/2021

Regional Prizes

We'll select 1 winner per region to proceed to round 3 (the grand final cook-offs). They'll also win a $250 Best Restaurants dining voucher and a kitchen equipment prize courtesy of SOLIDTEKNICS (2 pans per winner). 

Grand Final 

We're excited to announce the Grand Finals will be held on Wednesday the 17th November 2021,
Each of the finalists will compete in commercial kitchens across Australia and New Zealand with judges onsite to taste their food. At the same time, their dish creations will be live streamed to a panel of remote judges who will calibrate the results.

A Virtual Awards ceremony will be broadcast on 30th November 2021 to celebrate the results of the talented chefs, so stay tuned for more details..