Golden Chef’s hat award to test rising culinary stars

Team NSW Regional 2018 Nestlé Golden Chef's Hat Award National Finalists George Mirosevich and Liam Gray

Newcastle’s rising culinary stars will compete in the 2019 Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD regional finals at TAFE NSW Hamilton tomorrow for a chance to ignite their culinary careers.

Twelve two-chef teams will each create a two-course menu, with the winning team from the NSW Regional heats destined for the national final to do kitchen battle in the public arena at Fine Food Australia in Sydney this September.

“This award is about pushing yourself to be a better chef. It offers young talent the opportunity, often for the first-time, to put their skills to the test, get creative and really find out where they are as a chef so they can accelerate their culinary journey,” Mark Clayton, Executive Chef, Nestlé Professional.

Newcastle chefs will be going all out to impress the judging panel who will award medals scored to globally recognised standards, with the ultimate 2019 national winning team set to be awarded a culinary trip of a lifetime to North America.

As Australia’s longest running culinary competition for young chefs, the Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD has been running for 54 years, offering the next generation of young chef talent a platform to create new opportunities, learn valuable skills and connect with industry peers in the culinary industry. 

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