The Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award exists to support the country’s top emerging culinary talent and offers young chefs the chance to elevate their professional development and employment prospects.
Watch this video of last year's competition in 2019!
Nestlé Professional has a 55-year legacy in Australia with the Nestlé Golden Chef Hat Award, as the most credible culinary award in the industry. 2020 introduces an exciting trans-Tasman element, with the competition launching in New Zealand to support even more chefs.
Grand Finals - 10th November
Virtual Awards Ceremony - 17th November
2020 TOP TEN FINALIST CHEFS TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND ANNOUNCED!
We’re really impressed by each and every chef for stepping up and having the courage to give it a go, presenting themselves and their food to a very high standard
So, congratulations to the 2020 Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award Grand Finalists!
TOP TEN FINALIST CHEFS
We’re really impressed by each and every chef for stepping up and having the courage to give it a go, presenting themselves and their food to a very high standard.
2020 VIDEO CATEGORY WINNERSREAD MORE
2020 DATESRead the article
2020 PARTICIPATING CHEFS
Congratulations to the 2020 line-up of chefs who have stepped up to show us their epic dish creations!
Make connections, keep elevating your skills and shape your future as a chef.
JUDGING & SCORING GUIDELINESRead the article
Recipes created by some of our Golden Chef's alumni talent - get inspired to create your winning dish!
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THE FUTURE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT
This year looks very different for everyone on many fronts, but the Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award is standing by you - our young chef community – and we’re excited to have you on board to share in your culinary journey.
PRIZE DETAILSRead the article
PRODUCT GUIDELINESRead the article
2019 Winning Team
Sydney chefs rule in Australia's most credible culinary award