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Quality Chef of the Year Competition

This year will be the third year of the Quality Chef of the Year (QCOTY) Competition. This competition provides an opportunity for twelve Quality College of Australia (QCA) students to perform in a MasterChef environment. Students will be able to showcase their culinary skills, create amazing dishes and display why they are the future leaders of the Australian and International culinary scene. 

Why should students enter?

QCOTY Competition gives students an opportunity to apply their skills and stretch their abilities in a MasterChef setting. In a pressure environment, students will prepare three dishes that will be judged by world-renowned chefs. This competition celebrates QCA student talent. It gives students an opportunity to build their resumes with professional recognition of the practical application of their skills.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applicants must be a student based at our Adelaide campus

  2. Applicants must be aged 18 years or over as of September 29th 2022

  3. ​Applicants must be either:​​

    • currently enrolled at Quality College of Australia
      OR

    • be a student that graduated in the July 2021 or April 2022 Graduation ceremony

Terms & Conditions​

 

The Prize​

  • The student who finishes in top place will win a prize valued at $3,000.00

  • The winner will be announced on September 29th 2022.

Eligibility Criteria​

  • Applicants must be based at our Adelaide campus

  • Applicants must be aged 18 years or over as of September 29th 2022

  • ​Applicants must be either:​​

    • currently enrolled at Quality College of Australia 
      OR

    • be a student that graduated in the July 2021 or April 2022 Graduation ceremony

Application Process

  • Students must complete the application via QCA website.

  • Application to be submitted with relevant supporting information as per submission instructions on the application form, by 5:00 pm Thursday 15th September 2022.

  • Late applications will not be accepted.

Judging Process

  • Applicants are to be shortlisted and twelve finalists are to be announced on September 20th 2022.​

  • Judging panel to submit judging cards and contestants to be scored on the day of the competition. 

  • Top three students to be announced on the day of the competition.

  • Announcement of winner and presentation on the same day of the competition. All top three students must be in attendance until the end of the presentation.

  • All students will be awarded with:

    • Certificate of Achievement​

    • Feedback from the judging panel

Contact us

If you have any queries, please email michaela@qca.edu.au or call 1300 511 888

Prize: Win a two-night stay at EOS for two, fine dining experience at Adelaide's best restaurants, and Japanese Chef Knife from KOI.
valued at $3,000

 

Applicants will be evaluated on their demonstrated passion for cookery, aspirations, goals and dedication to the hospitality industry.

2019 Quality Chef of the Year Competition