Developing the Next Generation of Chefs since 1965

 

The Nestlé Golden Chef's Hat Award exists to support emerging culinary talent by offering the next generation of chefs a platform to advance their culinary careers.

2021 Entry is Open!

 

Enter Now

 

We’re open for entry and looking for talented young chefs like you to show us your culinary magic. Click the ENTER NOW button and submit your online registration (takes less than 5 minutes). You’ll be directed to a page that will confirm your successful registration.

It’s no longer a mandatory requirement to submit a 3-minute video. However, if you do choose to submit a video, you can be in the running to win 1 of 6 $250 Prezzee cash vouchers. For details on this prize opportunity CLICK HERE.

YOU HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY 21st MAY (11.59pm AEST) TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION FORM.

So long as you’ve completed the registration form and meet the entry requirements, you’ll get to cook-off against other chefs at the regional heats and will be notified within 1 week of your assigned regional or metro cook-off.

Twelve regional finalists from the AU and NZ cook-offs will be flown to Sydney to compete in the ultimate culinary showdown, with one winner taking out 2021 Golden Chef of the Year and a $10KAUD cash prize.

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At a Glance

 


Year Legacy
k+

Participants
since inception

Regional Finals
across ANZ

Grand finalist
chefs

Winning
chef
$k

Cash Prize
(AUD)
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Check out last year’s virtual comp


2020 was a year like no other and the time that young chefs needed our support more than ever. In the face of hospitality lockdowns, the competition finals and awards were held virtually, giving young chefs the chance to still showcase who they are, what drives them to be a chef as well as share their impressive talent with us all. One of the key things we’ve learnt over the past year is the importance of community and we’re excited to be back to in-person cook-offs for 2021.

Never has it been more important to come together to celebrate our industry, inspire the next generation and provide key skills for them to succeed in their careers.

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