Local chefs strike gold at 2016 Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Awards in Joondalup


The winning chefs pose with their medals and other awards.
The winning chefs pose with their medals and other awards.

YOUNG chefs from Quinns Rocks and Two Rocks received medals during a regional cooking competition in Joondalup recently.

Nattawat Thiengdee, of Quinns Rocks, won gold with teammate Denham Docherty at the 2016 Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award at North Metropolitan Tafe on July 17.

Two Rocks resident Alexia Watson, who works at the C Restaurant, won silver with teammate Maverick Cuthbert. Australian Culinary Federation competition director Deb Foreman said the standard was high at the Joondalup event.

“This regional heat saw seven teams achieve gold, higher than at any other regional cook-off this year,” she said.

“We applaud all the young chefs who competed. Putting yourself up to be judged on your culinary talent among your peers is tough.

“They will all take a lot from the experience of competing, in honing their skills and gaining more knowledge.”