The finalists for the 2019 Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award have been announced, with young chefs across the country coming together for the competition.

10 teams of two will cook off at Fine Food Australia next month in purpose-built commercial kitchens.

NSW Regional finalists include Siobhan McCowat and Owen Cootes, with John Jamieson and Ryan Woodward representing QLD Metro.

Alex Stemmler and Liberty Smith will cook for QLD Regional with Giles Gabutina and Alessio Nogarotto doing the same for NSW Metro.

For South Australia, Sarah Jones will team up with Adrian Holds and Harrison Caruana and Stephanie Goetz cooking for Victoria.

The ACT will be represented by Felicia Mardo and Shabrina Putri Amalia and WA by Nattawat Thiengdee and Te Ananui Heta.

Jarrod Everett and Megan Bell will cook for the Northern Territory, with Adam Lockhart and Jomarie Gealon representing Tasmania.

The winning team will be awarded with a $15,000 trip to the US.

“This award is about pushing yourself to be a better chef. It offers young talent the opportunity to really accelerate their culinary journey,” says executive chef and judge Mark Clayton.




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