Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year Award 2019 applications now open

Myffy Rigby
Last year's Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year winner, Kylie Millar of Attica.
Last year's Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year winner, Kylie Millar of Attica. Photo: Simon Schluter

Calling young chefs from all corners of Australia. The Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year Award judges want to hear from you.

Chefs aged under 30 can enter the contest for a chance to join a rollcall of previous winners, who are among the greatest chefs this country has produced.

Along with the chance to take home the national title, the winner will receive a cash prize of up to $20,000, a return overseas flight, help with placement at an overseas restaurant, and a set of Shun knives valued at $3000, thanks to the hard work of chief judge Damien Pignolet and the generosity of the NSW food scene.

To enter, applicants must submit an essay of up to 500 words outlining their food and cooking philosophy, along with a short video (up to two minutes) describing their ultimate meal. The Good Food Guide will fly successful finalists to Sydney for an interview with the judging panel.

Applicants must be Australian permanent residents aged 30 years or under on August 31, 2018. They must send their essay, along with their CV and a copy of their current passport or driver's licence showing their date of birth, to myffy.rigby@fairfaxmedia.com.au by June 1, 2018. Applicants cannot be a head chef or the owner of a food business.

The Good Food Guide Awards, presented by Citi and Vittoria, will take place later this year.