Nestlé – TRADE PROMOTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Updated: 30 June 2021

 

Summary of update to this competition:

After listening to your feedback, we have simplified the Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award competition entry requirements. We appreciate how busy you are and understand that you may not have had the time to put your video together, so it’s no longer a mandatory requirement to submit a 3-minute video. However, if you do choose to submit a video along as part of your registration, you could still be in to win 1 of 6 $250 Prezzee/Prezzy vouchers.

  1. Entry into the competition now only requires completion of a registration form before the end of the Registration Period (11:59pm AEST on 21 May 2021). Therefore, an Entry Video is now only optional
  2. The Round 1 Video Category Prizes are still available to be won. For entrants who choose to submit an Entry Video along as part of their registration, their video will be judged in accordance with Round 1 Judging Details to determine winners
  3. The Round 1 Qualifiers will no longer be restricted to the top twenty-four (24) entrants per Region. All entrants who register before the close of the Registration Period (11:59pm AEST on 21 May 2021) and meet the Entry Restrictions will qualify to attend Round 2: The Regional and Metro Cook-offs.

 

Schedule to Conditions of Entry

Promotion Name

Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD (“The Promotion”)

Promoter

The Promoter is Nestlé Australia Ltd. ABN 77 000 011 316 of 1 Homebush Bay Drive Rhodes NSW 2138 and Nestlé New Zealand Limited of 12-16 Nicholls Lane, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand.

Website

nestle-goldenchefs.com.au

Promotional Period

The Promotion opens at 9:00am AEDT on 29 March 2021 and closes at 11:59pm AEST on 30 December 2021. 

Registration Period

Registrations open at 9:00am AEDT on 29 March 2021 and close at 11:59pm AEST on 21 May 2021.

Entry Restrictions

An entrant must fulfil all of the criteria below (“Eligible Entrant”):

  • Be a resident of Australia or New Zealand (i.e. residing in Australia or New Zealand as an Australian or New Zealand citizen, resident or a holder of a valid visa during the Promotional Period; and
  • Be aged between 16 and under 25 years old on 30 December 2021. Entrants under the age of 18 must have the permission of their parent/guardian prior to entering and be accompanied by their parent/ guardian to all events); and
  • Currently or recently employed (within past 12 months) in the culinary profession (e.g. chef, cook, apprentice) and have the consent of their employer prior to entering OR be a current culinary student; and 
  • If invited, be available to attend Round 2 (The Regional and Metro Cook-offs) in June/July 2021 (date TBC) and if invited, Round 3 (The Grand Final Cook-offs), in Sydney NSW between 4 – 9 September 2021 inclusive (date/location TBC see Conditions of Prize for more information).

Entry Method 

To enter the Promotion, Eligible Entrants must before the close of the Registration Period (by 11.59pm AEST on 21 May 2021):

  1. Complete the registration form at http://www.nestle-goldenchefs.com.au/
  2. Optional only: Submit a short, maximum 3-minute video, presenting one (1) dish, either one a plated entrée, main or dessert that best showcases their cooking skills (“Entry Video”) (Note: all video entries must adhere to the ‘Video Checklist & Guidelines’ viewable at https:// nestle-goldenchefs.com.au/video-checklist)

 

All Eligible Entrants will qualify to attend Round 2 (The Regional & Metro Cook-offs) so long as they have completed the above registration form before the end of the Registration Period and meet the Entry Restrictions. For Eligible Entrants who choose to also submit an Entry Video, their entries will be judged in accordance with Round 1 Video Category Winner Judging Details to determine Round 1 Video Category Winners.

Maximum entries permitted

Maximum of one (1) entry per Eligible Entrant permitted. 

Regions

Australia:

  1. New South Wales Metro (Central Sydney)
  2. New South Wales Regional 
  3. Australian Capital Territory & NSW border regions 
  4. Victoria; 
  5. Tasmania;
  6. Queensland Metro (includes all towns south of Mackay); 
  7. Queensland Regional (includes Mackay & all towns north of it);
  8. South Australia; 
  9. Northern Territory;  
  10. Western Australia.

 

New Zealand:

  1. South Island;
  2. North Island. 

Judging Details

Round 1

  • Round 1 Qualifiers: All Eligible Entrants will qualify to attend Round 2 (The Regional & Metro Cook-offs) so long as they have completed the above registration form before the end of the Registration Period and meet the Entry Restrictions. 
  • Round 1 Video Category Prizes: All valid video entries will be judged by 10am AEST on 31 May 2021 at 1 Homebush Bay Drive Rhodes NSW 2138. Judging will based on originality, creativity and suitability. One (1) prize will be awarded for a video entry who best meet one of the following six (6) categories. These winners will be deemed Round 1 Video Category Winners and will be awarded with the Round 1 Video Category Prize. The categories are as follows:
  1. Most Entertaining Video;
  2. Most Sustainable Approach;
  3. Best Presented Plate;
  4. Most Creative Entrée;
  5. Most Creative Main;
  6. Most Creative Dessert.

 

All decisions throughout the Promotional Period are at the discretion of the Promoter’s Judging Committee, are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Round 2 (The Regional and Metro Cook-offs)

All Round 1 Qualifiers will be invited to compete in this round which will occur between June 2021 and July 2021.  Exact time, date and location will be communicated by the Promoter at a closer date.  

Entrant’s participation in this round will be judged by the Judging Committee in accordance with the Australian Culinary Federation, NZChefs and Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD Judging Guidelines, which can be found at: https://www.nestleprofessional.com.au/golden-chefs/judging-guidelines

  • Round 2 (The Regional and Metro Cook-offs) Major Prize Winners: The top one (1) entrant per Region (the Regions are listed above) will be deemed Round 2 (The Regional and Metro Cook-offs) Major Prize Winners and will win a Round 2 (The Regional and Metro Cook-offs) Major Prize. They will also be invited to participate in Round 3 (The Grand Final Cook-off) which will be held in Sydney, NSW between 4 –9 September 2021 (Note: date and location is subject to change, see Conditions of Prize below for more information on this element of the Promotion)..

Note: If participation rates are low in any region, the Promoter reserves the right to require participants to travel to a neighbouring region to participate in a Regional or Metro Cook-off. Should this occur, the Promoter will provide a reasonable travel and accommodation allowance. If participation rates are high in any region, the Promoter reserves the right to require a two (2) day cook off, with participation to take place on either day one (1) of the Round 2 Regional or Metro Cook-off or day two (2) of the Round 2 Regional or Metro Cook-off. 

Entrants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to all events. In the event the Promoter is unable to conduct this round strictly in accordance with the terms and conditions owing to the current Covid-19 situation (including any travel restrictions), it will be the Promoter’s sole discretion to change the format, judging criteria and timing of this element of the Promotion

All decisions throughout the Promotional Period are at the discretion of the Promoter’s Judging Committee, are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Round 3 (The Grand Final Cook-off)

The Round 2 (The Regional and Metro Cook-offs) Major Prize Winners will be required to attend this round which is the Grand Final Cook-offs which will occur between 4 – 9 September 2021 in Sydney, NSW (Note: date and location is subject to change, see Conditions of Prize below for more information on this element of the Promotion). Judging will take place by the Judging Committee during the Grand Final Cook-offs. Entrants will be judged in accordance with the Australian Culinary Federation, NZChefs, Worldchefs and Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD, which can be found at: https:// nestle-goldenchefs.com.au/judging-guidelines.
 

  • Round 3 Grand Final Cook-off Major Prize winner (Golden Chef of the Year) : The Entrant that has the most points in the Grand Final Cook-offs will deemed the Round 3 Grand Final Cook-off Major Prize winner (Golden Chef of the Year) and will be awarded with the Round 3 Grand Final Cook-off (Golden Chef of the Year) Major Prize.
     
  • Round 3 Grand Final Cook-off Most Creative Use of Nestlé Product winner: The Entrant that has demonstrated the most creative use of Nestlé products in their entrée, main or dessert course presentations (as per judging criteria above) will be deemed a Round 3 Grand-Final Cook-off Minor Prize Winner and will be awarded with a Round 3 Grand-Final Cook-off Minor Prize.
     
  • Round 3 Grand Final Cook-off Sustainable Menu Prize winner: The Entrant that has demonstrated the most the Most Sustainable Approach towards their menu in their entrée, main or dessert course presentations (as per judging criteria above) will be deemed a Round 3 Grand Final Cook-off Sustainable Menu Prize winner and will be awarded with a Round 3 Grand Final Cook-off Sustainable Menu Prize winner.

Entrants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian to all events. In the event the Promoter is unable to conduct this round strictly in accordance with the terms and conditions owing to the current Covid-19 situation (including any travel restrictions), it will be the Promoter’s sole discretion to change the format, judging criteria and timing of this element of the Promotion. If the Promoter is unable to fairly proceed with this round it may in its sole discretion, allocate the Round 3 prizes between the twelve (12) Round 2 Major Prize Winners.

All decisions throughout the Promotional Period are at the discretion of the Promoter’s Judging Committee, are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Prize
Type No. Available Details Value
Round 1 Video Category Winners Six (6) The Round 1 Video Category will consist of:
  • 1 x $250 Prezzee/Prezzy Gift Card (terms of use can be found via link on back of card)
Up to $250 (AUD/NZD).
Round 2 (The Regional and Metro Cook-offs) Major Prize Twelve (12)

The Round 2 (The Regional and Metro Cook-offs) Major Prize will consist of:

  • 12 x $250 AUD Restaurant Vouchers. 1 dining voucher per regional winner.
  • 24 x SOLIDTEKNICS AUS-INO™(pans) valued at up to $269.90 AUD RRP each. 2 pan prizes per regional winner.
  • Winners will be invited to participate in Round 3 (The Grand Final Cook-off which will occur in Sydney, NSW, between 4 - 9 September 2021. The Promoter will provide accommodation, meals and reasonable travel costs associated with participating in Round 3 (Note: date and location is subject to change, see Conditions of Prize below for more information on this element of the Promotion).
Up to $519.90 (AUD) plus reasonable travel costs associated with participating in Round 3 (The Grand Final Cook offs)
Round 3 Grand-Final Cook-off (Golden Chef of the Year) Major Prize One (1) 

The Round 3 Grand-Final Cook-off (Golden Chef of the Year) Major Prize will consist of:

  • 1 x $10,000 AUD (transferred to the winner’s bank account)
  • 1 x $250 AUD/NZ restaurant voucher.
Up to $10,250 AUD/NZ.
Round 3 Grand-Final Cook-off ‘Most Creative Use of Nestle Product’ Prize One (1) 

The Round 3 Grand-Final Cook-off ‘Most Creative Use of Nestle Product’ Prize will consist of:

  • 1 x SOLIDTEKNICS kitchen equipment package up to the value of $1,000 RRP
  • 1 x $250 AUD/NZ restaurant voucher.
Up to $1,250 AUD/NZ.
Round 3 Grand Final Cook-off ‘Most Sustainable Menu’ Prize One (1)

The Round 3 Grand Final Cook-off ‘Most Sustainable Menu’ Prize will consist of:

  • 1 x SOLIDTEKNICS kitchen equipment package up to the value of $1,000 RRP
  • 1 x $250 AUD/NZ restaurant voucher.
Up to $1,250 AUD/NZ.

 

Value of Prize Pool

Up to $20,488.80 AUD

Conditions of prize

As per conditions of entry. Prizes are not transferable and cannot be converted to cash.

Winner Notification

Round 1 Qualifiers and Round 1 Video Category Winners will be notified via email by 5.00pm AEST by 31 May 2021. 

Round 2 Prize Winners will be notified via email by 5.00pm within one (1) week of the relevant Round 2 Regional and Metro cook-off date

Round 3 Prize Winners will be notified on the completion of the round.

Winner Publication Details

The first name and suburb of the Round 1 Qualifiers and Round 1 Video Category Winners will be published on http://www.nestle-goldenchefs.com.au/ by 2 June 2021.

The first name and suburb of the Round 2 Prize Winners will be published on http://www.nestle-goldenchefs.com.au/ within one (2) weeks of the relevant Round 2 Regional and Metro cook-off date

The first name and suburb of Round 3 Prize winners will be published on http://www.nestle-goldenchefs.com.au/ within one (1) week of the completion of the round.

Special Conditions

All entries and supporting materials become the property of the Promoter and will not be returned. Entrants are encouraged to send copies of any relevant supporting materials, rather than originals.

By entering the competition, entrants agree to comply with Nestlé requests to participate in publicity and promotion of the Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD without payment. The Promoter may request their support in the form of comments for press releases, social media, photographs, video, media interviews, radio and/or television appearances. By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees:

(a) that the Promoter, and/or other affiliated bodies: (i) may use their name, image, photograph/s and performances for publicity and promotion purposes, without compensation and without restriction or limitation throughout the world; (ii) may use, edit and reproduce and authorise the use, editing and reproduction of any images, photograph/s and video/performances; (iii) will own all rights, title and interest in the intellectual property (including copyright) in any such images, photograph/s and video clips/performance obtained as part of the promotional purposes; and (iv) have the right to publish, broadcast and/or communicate to the public any names, images, photo, video/performance on any platform; including posting images or livestreaming the event on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn;

(b) to fully release Nestlé from any actions, suits, claims or demands which you may have against Nestlé arising directly or indirectly in respect of your participation in the performance; 

(c) to sign a performance waiver or any other document reasonably required by the Promoter in relation to promotional activities; and

(d) to procure, or assist Nestle to procure, consent from your employer, to be named in promotional / public relations material.

Unruly or rude behaviour or failure to follow the directions of the Promoter during the course of the Promotion will not be tolerated. Any participant behaving in such a manner may be immediately disqualified from the competition by the Promoter, at the Promoter’s absolute discretion.

The Promoter reserves the right to refuse to allow an entrant to take part in any or all aspects of the competition if the Promoter determines, in its absolute discretion that a entrant is not able to safely participate.

 

Conditions of Entry

  1. These Conditions of Entry are to be read in conjunction with the Schedule to Conditions of Entry. To the extent that there is any inconsistency between the Conditions of Entry and the Schedule to Conditions of Entry, the Schedule to Condition of Entry prevails.
  1. Information on how to enter & prizes form part of these terms & conditions. Any entry not complying with these Conditions of Entry and Schedule to Conditions of Entry is invalid.
  1. Standard entry restriction: Employees of the Promoter, the Promoter’s associated companies, the Promoter’s agencies associated with the Promotion and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.
  1. Promotional Period: The Promotion will take place during the Promotional Period. Any entry that occurs outside this period is invalid.
  1. Entry by SMS: Should the Promotion require an SMS entry, the cost of sending a text entry is the responsibility of the entrant and will vary depending on the mobile network used. Total cost of text entry made within Australia will not exceed 60 cents including GST, whether sent during the Promotional Period or not. Entrants may need to consult their mobile phone provider prior to entering the Promotion. 
  1. Receipt of entries for electronic entries: Entries are deemed to be received at the time of receipt into the Promoter’s database. The Promoter is not responsible for incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, late, lost or misdirected information caused by an entrant or occurring during transmission.
  1. Games of Chance: If more than one prize is offered for that draw, the prize with the highest value will be awarded first. If other prizes are available to be won in the Promotion, they will be awarded in descending value. The name of any prize winner will be published on the internet at www.nestle.com.au/productnews/winners
  1. Games of skill: All decisions are at the discretion of the Promoter and no correspondence will be entered into in this regard. 
  1. Verification Requirements: The Promoter may require the entrant to provide proof of identity, age, and residency. Where the Promotion requires the purchase of a product(s), the Promoter reserves the absolute discretion to require any prize winner to produce the original purchase receipt/s for every entry they or their household made during the Promotion period in order to claim a prize. If an entry cannot be verified to the Promoter’s satisfaction, the entry will be invalid.
  1. Monetary Prizes: If money is offered as a prize, the prize may be awarded in a cheque form or by eftpos transfer to a nominated bank account. If the prize is to be delivered by eftpos, the winner will be required to advise the Promoter of their nominated bank account details for their prize money to be deposited. Eftpos transfers may take up to 30 days to process. 
  1. Tickets to an Event or an Experience: If tickets to an event or an experience are offered as a prize, the prize will be subject to the organiser’s terms. The Promoter is not liable for any cancellation or re-scheduling that may prevent prize fulfilment. The tickets to the event cannot be converted to cash nor replaced if lost, stolen or defaced. Tickets can only be used on the date(s) specified on the ticket. 
  1. Trip Prize: If travel is offered as a prize, flights and accommodation are subject to availability at time of booking. Additional spending money, meals, taxes, valid passports, visas, transport to & from departure point additional transfers, insurance & all other ancillary costs not specifically stated in the Schedule to Conditions of Entry are the responsibility of the winner. It is a condition of accepting the prize that all components of the prize be taken during the trip and all persons taking the trip depart from & return to the winner's nearest capital city at the same time unless otherwise agreed by the Promoter & that all persons taking the trip sign a waiver of liability & an indemnity in the form determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion. 
  1. Vouchers: If a voucher is offered as a prize, the prize will be subject to the issuer’s terms of use and are valid until the voucher expiry date stated on the voucher itself. The card cannot be converted to cash nor replaced if lost, stolen or defaced.
  1. Vehicle: If a vehicle is offered as a prize, the vehicle includes registration, 3rd party insurance, a full tank of petrol and all on-road costs. Any additional costs including comprehensive insurance and additional optional extras are the responsibility of the winner.
  1. Standard Prize Restriction: All prizes unless stated to the contrary are not transferable & cannot be converted to cash.
  1. Prize Value: Prize value is correct at time of printing, but no responsibility is accepted for any variation in the value of any prize. 
  1. Prize Delivery: Prizes will only be delivered in Australia & New Zealand and each winner should allow 28 days from prize winner determination for delivery of their prize, or (if required) the date they advise the Promoter of their nominated Australian bank account details for their prize money to be deposited.
  1. If a prize winner or participant is under the age of 18 years of age: The prize will be awarded to the winner's parent/guardian on their behalf. The Promoter may require a winner under the age of 18 years to be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian throughout prize fulfilment. 
  1. If the prize becomes unavailable: The Promoter may substitute a different prize item of equal or greater value in the event that any prize item is unavailable despite the Promoter’s reasonable endeavours to procure within Australia or New Zealand. This substitution may be subject to any approval process required by any relevant gaming or lotteries authority if the Promotion is a game of chance.
  2. Australian Consumer Law: The winner should look to the manufacturer of products and provider of services awarded as prizes for all warranties. These terms and conditions do not exclude or limit the application of any statutory provision (including a provision of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010) where to do so would contravene that statute or cause any part of these terms and conditions to be void.
  3. Tampering: The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any individual entrant or group of entrants for tampering with the entry process. Tampering includes but is not limited to the utilisation of techniques designed to avoid payment of call costs or the making of multiple entries that are not associated with a separate eligible purchase, or submitting an entry which is not otherwise in accordance with these Conditions of Entry and Schedule to Conditions of Entry. Should the Promoter find evidence of tampering by an individual, in addition to declaring any or all entries made by that individual invalid, the Promoter may also preclude that entrant from participation future promotions of the Promoter.
  1. Risks: The entrant acknowledges that participation in the Promotion and prize fulfilment may involve risk. The Promoter may require a winner (and their companions) to sign an indemnity and release prior to participation in the prize fulfilment or participation in the Promotion. 
  1. Technical Malfunction: If for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, whether caused by computer virus, mobile phone failure, line drop out, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other cause beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or integrity of the Promotion, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion, (subject to any written direction given by a relevant Regulatory Authority), to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. The Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone, telephone or computer network, or lines, servers, or telephone or internet providers, traffic congestion on any phone or computer network, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participants or any other person’s handset or computer related to or resulting from participation or sending or receiving of any communication or of any materials in this Promotion.
  1. Publicity: Winners may be required to participate in a follow-up interviews and publicity. By entering the Promotion and claiming a prize, the winner agrees that the Promoter may use their name, image and photograph/s for publicity and Promotion purposes, without compensation, and agrees that the Promoter will own copyright in any such images and photograph/s and in all material incorporating the photograph/s.
  1. Entry Content: The Promoter may use their entry content, name, likeness, images, photograph/s, film and sound recordings and any other material created during their participation in the Promotion for publicity and promotion purposes for an unlimited time throughout the world without compensation in any media, social media, advertising and/or promoting any goods or services of the Promoter. 
  1. Copyright: It is a condition of participating in the Promotion that the entrant warrants that their entry is original and does not infringe the intellectual property of any third parties. The entrant assigns all rights, title and interest in their entry to the Promoter without compensation. The entrant further agrees not to object to the Promoters use of the entry material on the basis of any moral right. The Promoter may, if required request that an entrant complete any documentation necessary to give effect to this assignment of right, title and interest.  
  1. Liability: The Promoter is not liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered, including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss, or for personal injury suffered or sustained during the course of accepting or using the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law. 
  1. Disruptive, abusive, unsuitable entries: The Promoter may determine all entries invalid and/or preclude participation by an entrant if an entrant disrupts, annoys, abuses, acts contrary to law or engages in fraudulent misleading and deceptive conduct.  
  1. Tax: Winners should obtain their own independent financial advice in relation to any tax liability that may arise as a result of their participation in the Promotion. 
  1. Promoters Decisions: All decisions of the Promoter are at their complete discretions and are final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  1. Social Media: The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Entrants completely release Facebook, Instagram or Twitter from any and all liability relating to the Promotion.
  1. Privacy: Each entry becomes the property of the Promoter. All details will be held in accordance with the Nestlé Privacy Policy which can be accessed by visiting www.nestle.com.au or calling 1800 025 361 (AU) or 0800 830 840 (NZ).