Nestlé Golden Chefs Hat Award

The Nestlé Golden Chefs Hat Award is the longest running culinary competition in Australia and offers young chefs and apprentices the chance to showcase their skills and broaden their culinary horizons.


The competition, which began in 1965, offers apprentices and junior chefs the opportunity to pit themselves against their peers and benchmark their cooking skills. It also provides young chefs with the opportunity of being mentored by culinary instructors and gives them access to a national network of professional chefs.

More than 180 young chefs and apprentices entered the competition, which was won this year by a team from Tasmania – Libby Green and Daniel Garwood. The first prize which was a trip to London to learn alongside the legendary chef, Alain Roux, at his three star Michelin restaurant, The Waterside Inn.

Nestlé Golden Chefs Hat Award

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