Mary Jane, a culinary student from Safford College, brought accolades to us by winning a bronze medal in Australia’s longest-standing culinary competition – The Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award.
Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award
The Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award is a competition that aims to bring out new talents in the culinary industry. This is a platform for young aspiring chefs to compete against their peers and show the world what they can do with food. 2021 is the 56th edition of this yearly culinary competition held across Australia and New Zealand.
This is a unique platform for upcoming young chefs to showcase their skills, styles, expertise, and innovative ideas. They have to compete against one another in live cook-offs and the winners of each round will then have to compete against other winners until they reach the finals, where they have to cook a full three-course meal. A total of 12 finalists will be chosen for the final cooking showdown. They will have to battle it out on the big stage at Sydney’s Fine Food Australia.
The participants are encouraged and awarded medals in various categories – entrée, main course, and desserts. They are judged on globally recognized standards, helping them be on par with other talented chefs worldwide.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the competition was scaled back online since the previous edition in 2020. The young chefs were required to send in a video of their world-class dishes, which were then analyzed and judged by some of the best in the industry.
Opens Doors And Ideas
Golden chef’s hat competition pushes the young chefs to come up with unique ideas and skills to show the judges they are talented and deserve the title. A win in this competition can open many doors for the winners in the culinary world. This can help them get recognized in many restaurants and by many chefs, thus speeding up their career growth. Mary Jane has shown she is skilled, talented, and a person to watch out for in this industry.
Salford College is very proud of her achievement and is eager to see her grow and make a statement in this highly competitive industry.