Queensland Chef of the Year

Who is Queensland's best professional chef?

Queensland Chef of the Year will be held on the 15 - 16 May 2022 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

This event sees chef compete against chef and the clock in a test of creativity, culinary knowledge and ingenuity. Chefs have one hour to prepare dishes from a mystery box of ingredients.

The competition is open to any professional chef working in a café, restaurant or commercial kitchen in Queensland. There is a strict set of criteria and a team of culinary experts to judge the winner. 28 professional chefs will be chosen to compete.

The Queensland Chef of the Year competition is one of the most rewarding in the country. The winners will receive a share of $4,000 cash, plus prizes and a trip to Sydney for the Australian Chef of the Year. This includes two return airfares, two nights accommodation and automatic entry into the competition.

Each competitor will receive a certificate and chef jacket, but perhaps best of all is the experience of competing against some of the best chefs in the country.

Entries close at 5pm on Friday 15 April 2022.

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Handy rules and tips


Karen Doyle - Head Judge

Le Cordon Bleu

Dan Arnold

Restaurant Dan Arnold

Paul Rifkin

Consultant Chef

Shane Keighley

Restaurant Dan Arnold

Competition Director and MC

Peter Wright - Global Hospitality

Competition Director

Peter Howard AM