Mundaring teen claims three silver medals at Golden Chef’s Hat Awards finals


Sandalford Wines chef Lara Kirby won three silver medals at the Golden Chef’s Hat Awards finals. Picture: Supplied
Sandalford Wines chef Lara Kirby won three silver medals at the Golden Chef’s Hat Awards finals. Picture: Supplied

MUNDARING teenager Lara Kirby has achieved national recognition in the finals of Australia’s longest running culinary competition.

The 19-year-old Sandalford Wines chef turned up the heat at the 2017 Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award finals, battling it out at Fine Food Australia in front of a huge crowd.

Kirby took home silver medals for her entree, main and dessert courses.

Together with teammate Hudson Stokes, who also works at Sandalford Wines, the pair produced a standout entree course of seafood tasting plate – scallop ceviche, panko crumbed prawn and sous-vide trout.

Sous-vide trout.

Making it to the top 10 finalist teams of Australia’s young culinary talent was a proud moment to be representing WA.

“I’m very proud to be walking away with three silver medals,” she said.Nestle professional executive chef Mark Clayton said the competition was fierce with more than 290 young chefs putting their cooking skills to the test.