Queensland Chef of the Year

Who is Queensland's best professional chef?

Queensland Chef of the Year was held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on the 4 & 5 August 2019.

This event sees chef compete against chef and the clock in a test of creativity, culinary knowledge and ingenuity. They 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 were chosen to compete.

The BCEC’s own Sous Chef Mathew Lee took the prestigious title, in a closely-fought Grand Final with Jason McCormick from Plate Art, Anthony Dunne from Mr Edwards Ale House and Grant Parry from Videre at Royal Pines Resort.

Queensland Chef of the Year is proudly supported by Unox, and Australian Pork. The competition director is Chef Gary Farrell, compere is Chef Peter Howard AM and judges are Karen Doyle, Andre Kropp, Paul Rifkin and Shane Keighley.

Check out the full list of 2019 finalists here.

Check out the draw and winners here.