Next generation shines at HTN Apprentice Chef Culinary Competition Grand FinalHTN
2014 HTN Apprentice Chef Culinary Competition Heat Winners

HTN coordinates Australia’s largest competition series annually for future chefs.  The well publicised skills shortage in the commercial cookery sector highlights the need to promote the career of a professional chef and HTN actively pursues applicants to meet their demand average of 100 cooking apprenticeship vacancies listed all year round.

HTN will coordinate the 2014 competition series throughout NSW and ACT –  providing the industry with the largest and most exciting commercial cookery competition in the country.

The most recent heat was held on Tuesday, 24th June 2014 at TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute Ryde Campus.  Outstanding performances in the kitchen resulted in the following apprentices achieving Gold on the day:

  • 1st Year Gold: Lu Liu – Garfish Kirribilli (HTN Apprentice Chef)
  • 2nd Year Gold: Max Bean – Rydges Port Macquarie
  • 3rd Year Gold: Gabriella Adams – Campbell Arnotts (HTN Apprentice Chef)
  • Top Cut Pty Ltd, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Krio Krush, Fraser and Hughes, Futura Group, Peter McInnes, HOSTPLUS, Sandhurst Fine Foods, Community First Credit Union, Game Farm Pty Ltd, TAFE NSW and CIT have generously supported HTN as sponsors of this initiative, ensuring that the commercial cookery sector’s future is assured.

HTN is a not for profit, group training organisation established by industry, for industry to employ hospitality apprentices and trainees and thus return to industry highly qualified skilled technicians for tomorrow.  HTN employs hundreds of apprentice chefs, hospitality trainees and apprentice butchers throughout NSW and ACT and is the leading hospitality specific group employer in Australia.