ALUMNI

Celebrating moments from the past 57 years.

Hall Of Fame

Kimberly Tang

Read more about Kimberly's journey after being crowned the 2021 Nestlé Golden Chef of the Year in the Hall of Fame

Dishes

2021 Winning Entrée

Mushroom Ravioli: Onion and horseradish jelly, mushroom and black garlic Parcel, asparagus, pickled foraged mushrooms, yuzu gel, black garlic tuile, and ponzu emulsion

Dishes

2021 Winning Main

Hainanese Chicken: Hainanese style chicken with black garlic emulsion, mushroom pearl barley, crispy chicken skin, negi oil, baby onions, shitake, and smoked charcoal pepper dust

Dishes

2021 Winning Dessert

Peaches & Strawberries Cream Zen Garden: Mascarpone Cremeux, black garlic and chocolate soil, matcha sponge, mushroom meringue, coconut lotus cookie, umeboshi compressed white peaches, strawberries, grapes, and yuzu gel

Winners

2021 Winner

Kimberly Tang

Finalists

2021 Grand Finalists

Hall Of Fame

Eve Sheraton

Read more about Eve's journey after placing as a national finalist in the 2018 & 2020 Nestlé Golden Chef Awards in the Hall of Fame

Hall Of Fame

Maverick Cuthbert

Read more about Maverick's journey after placing as a national finalist in the 2019 & 2020 Nestlé Golden Chef of the Year in the Hall of Fame

Dishes

2020 Winning Entrée

Salt Baked Onions, Mushroom, Fennel and Fermented Rice purée, Juniper

Dishes

2020 Winning Main

Reconstructed Chicken and Butternut Tart

Dishes

2020 Winning Dessert

Chocolate, Sour Pear Mousse, Umami Caramel and CHEF Black Garlic Paste

Winners

2020 Winner

Sam Heaven

Finalists

2020 Grand Finalists

Dishes

2019 Winning Entrée

“Tartare” of charred zucchini and roasted mushrooms, with smoked eggplant, lemon sour cream, and a salad of shaved fennel and zucchini

Dishes

2019 Winning Main

Roasted lamb loin with a lamb and potato croquette, green pea and miso purée, peas dressed in a mint and caper salsa verde, a salad of pea shoots and red amaranth, and a smoked lamb jus

Dishes

2019 Winning Dessert

Roasted and glazed pears with a crème fraiche and citrus parfait, toasted olive oil cake, burnt pear and brown butter emulsion, and an infusion of bitter citrus, fennel and olive oil

Winners

2019 Winner

Giles Gabutina & Alessio Nogaratto

Finalists

2019 Grand Finalists

Dishes

2018 Winning Entrée

Chive and Scallop Boudin centred with Salmon and Prawn, Coconut, lime, Cucumber, Radishes

Dishes

2018 Winning Main

Australian beef with mushroom crusted porterhouse and Korean BBQ oxtail with orange and maple carrot, pea tart and scented sauce

Dishes

2018 Winning Dessert

Variations of Rhubarb, Chocolate, Honey, Crème Fraiche and Almond

Winners

2018 Winner

Matt Wills & Billy Fox

Finalists

2018 Grand Finalists

Hall Of Fame

Ben Richards

Read more about Ben's journey after placing as a national finalist in the 2017 Nestlé Golden Chef of the Year in the Hall of Fame

Hall Of Fame

Ashleigh Otto

Read more about Ash's journey after placing as a national finalist in the 2017 Nestlé Golden Chef of the Year in the Hall of Fame

Hall Of Fame

Praveen Rodrigo

Read more about Praveen's journey after placing as a national finalist in the 2017 Nestlé Golden Chef of the Year in the Hall of Fame

Dishes

2017 Winning Entrée

Roasted Cauliflower, poached trout, crisp kale, lemon beure blanc

Dishes

2017 Winning Main

Sous vide spiced lamb, roasted eggplant, char pencil leeks with kipfler’s accompanied by a port glaze

Dishes

2017 Winning Dessert

Apple and rhubarb mousse, salted crumb with grapefruit curd and poached thyme pear

Winners

2017 Winner

Mahlet Girma & Abbey Wendland

Finalists

2017 Grand Finalists

Hall Of Fame

Adelene Stahnke

Read more about Adelene's journey after placing as a national finalist in the 2015 & 2016 Nestlé Golden Chef of the Year in the Hall of Fame

Winners

2016 Winner

Mahlet Girma & Abbey Wendland

Finalists

2016 Grand Finalists

Dishes

2015 Winning Entrée

Rolled quail breast stuffed with spinach and mushroom, wrapped in prosciutto. Vanilla and carrot puree, roasted cauliflower florets, buerre noisette sautéed pencil leeks, baby turnips, date and raisin jam and spiced quail lollipop

Dishes

2015 Winning Main

Lamb tenderloin Rossini: Braised, pulled and glazed lamb shank, smashed sweet potato, onion soubise, baby radish, asparagus spears, blackened onion hearts and port wine jus

Dishes

2015 Winning Dessert

Glazed Nestlé dark chocolate, caramel and port lava mousse, pistachio semifreddo, raspberry popping pearls, saffron macaron filled with Nestlé Docello French vanilla mousse, pistachio crumble and port wine gel

Winners

2015 Winner

Amanda Polsen & Georgia Harrison

Finalists

2015 Grand Finalists

Dishes

2014 Winning Entrée

Dishes

2014 Winning Main

Dishes

2014 Winning Dessert

Winners

2014 Winner

Tara Bain & Rachel Male

Finalists

2014 Grand Finalists

Hall Of Fame

Daniel Garwood

Read more about Daniel's journey after being crowned the 2013 Nestlé Golden Chef of the Year in the Hall of Fame

Winners

2013 Winner

Libby Green & Daniel Garwood

Finalists

2013 Grand Finalists

Winners

2012 Winner

Adrian Winoto & Braden Honnery

Finalists

2012 Grand Finalists

Winners

2011 Winner

Cameron Wetton & Matthew Wynn

Finalists

2011 Grand Finalists

Hall Of Fame

Shane Middleton

Read more about Shane's journey after being crowned the 2009 & 2010 Nestlé Golden Chef of the Year in the Hall of Fame

Winners

2010 Winner

Cameron Wetton & Shane Middleton

Finalists

2010 Grand Finalists

Winners

2009 Winner

Cameron Wetton & Shane Middleton

Finalists

2010 Grand Finalists

Winners

2008 Winner

Jody Smith & Kylie Harris

Finalists

2008 Grand Finalists

Winners

2007 Winner

Daniel Sharp & Vicki Ferrelli

Finalists

2007 Grand Finalists

Winners

2006 Winner

Paul Gajewski & Vanessa Mateus

Hall Of Fame

Richard Ousby

Read more about Richard's journey after being crowned the 2005 Nestlé Golden Chef of the Year in the Hall of Fame

Winners

2005 Winner

Richard Ousby & Benjamin Devlin

Finalists

2005 Grand Finalists

Winners

2004 Winner

Jaclyn O'Sullivan & Samuel Wilson

Finalists

2004 Grand Finalists

Winners

2003 Winner

Bethany Finger & Holly Melrose

Finalists

2003 Grand Finalists