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 onboard to share in your culinary journey.


This is your opportunity to make connections, keep elevating your skills and shape your future as a chef. Get involved and take the time to give it a go.




  • Chefs enter as an individual, completing an online application.
    • Entrants are then invited to submit a 3-minute maximum video entry, presenting any dish that best showcases their cooking skills.
    • 10 regional winning chefs from across Australia and two from New Zealand will be selected, with video category prizes also awarded.
    • Top 12 chefs compete in the grand finals (date and location to be confirmed).
    • 1 chef is judged to be Chef of the Year and awarded $10K AUD.