Chef of the Year

Who is Australia's best professional chef?

Chef of the Year is a competition that gives you a chance to showcase your skills, promote your restaurant, network with fellow professionals and win a share of $10,000 cash and prizes. 

Chef will compete against chef and the clock in a test of creativity, culinary knowledge and ingenuity. Chefs have one hour to prepare two signature dishes using sponsors products from a mystery box of ingredients.

This annual competition attracts entries from professional chefs from around Australia. There is a strict set of criteria, and a team of culinary experts to judge the winner. It is the most highly regarded and competitive professional chef event in the country. 

The competition will be held in 2020 at Foodservice Australia at the ICC Sydney.  If you want to be a part of this exciting event then read through the guidelines at the bottom of this page and complete the entry form. Entries close at 5pm on 9 October 2020.

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John McFadden, Group Executive Chef

Al Aseel

Amanda Fuller, Group Chef

Sam Prince Group

Claire Van Vuuren

Bloodwood Newtown

Claire Van Vuuren has been the chef and owner of Bloodwood in Newtown for over 10 years. She was awarded the NSW Chef of the year 2019 by Restaurant and Catering. Claire is a founding board member of Women in Hospitality and works tirelessly to support and promote the industry. She is a mentor, judge, boss and passionate leader.

Adam Moore, Corporate Chef & BDM


Robin Murray, Chef/Owner

Centennial Vineyards Restaurant & Mandemar Farmhouse

Tawnya Bahr, Straight to the Source


Peter Howard AM