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 2021 at Foodservice Australia in Melbourne.  If you want to be a part of this exciting event then read through the guidelines here and complete the entry form. Entries close at 5pm on 1 June 2021.

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John McFadden, State Development Manager, NSW

Goodrop Oils

Amanda Fuller, Group Chef

Sam Prince Group

Mark Normoyle, Executive Chef

Lunas Food & Wine Bar, Anchor Food Professionals

Bas Van Uyen, Executive Chef

Rydges Melbourne & Locanda Restaurant

Crystal Jones, Chef de Cuisine



Dani Valent

Glenn Flood

Consultant & Culinary Curator

Tawnya Bahr

Straight to the Source

Competition Director

Peter Wright

Global Hospitality Group

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