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Enter the Golden Chef’s Hat Award




Developing the Next Generation of Chefs since 1965


The Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award exists to support emerging culinary talent by offering the next generation of chefs a platform to experience new experiences and advance their culinary careers.



2021 Entry is Open!

Enter Now

Entry into the competition now only requires you to complete the online registration form (takes just minutes to do).

Plus, if you want to submit a video entry, you can still be in to win 1 of 6 $250 Prezzy vouchers. So, don’t delay enter NOW

You will get to cook off against other chefs at the regional and grand finals, with prizes to be won at every stage! Twelve regional finalists from AU and NZ will be flown to Sydney to compete in the ultimate culinary showdown, with one winner taking out the 2021 Golden Chef of the Year and a $10k AUD cash prize.

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NZChefs National Office
175 Khyber Pass Road
Auckland 1023

0800 NZCHEFS / 0800 692 433
09 365 1517

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