Now is the time!

Are you looking to create new opportunities, learn valuable skills and connect with industry peers in the culinary arena? Are you ready for more? Then this is the competition for you.

Not only will you have the chance to showcase your culinary talent and win globally recognised medals, you could be the team to experience an unforgettable prize trip to Italy.

If you’re aged between 16 and under 25 on the 30 September and are currently working in the culinary industry of Australia then the time to enter is now!

Registrations close Friday 11th May 2018.

**Important Information: Entry is for teams of two who are Australian residents working in the culinary industry and aged between 16 and under 25 on 30.9.18. Regional & Metro cook-offs occur in June and July 2018. National cook-off to be held in Melbourne in September 2018. Read full terms at


Step 1

Find a cooking buddy and get your team together. You will both need to:
a) Fill out an entry form
b) Tell us why you deserve to win the Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF'S HAT AWARD

Step 2

If successful, your team will compete in the Regional or Metro Cook-offs (depending on where you live) and prepare a two-course meal. If successful in the Regional or Metro Cook-off, you could be one of ten teams to go on to compete in the National Final.

Step 3

At the National Final there will be one last three-course cook-off with one ultimate winning team taking out the awesome $15,000 prize.

Entry open to those who are currently in the culinary profession and aged between 16 and 25.
Read full terms at