Toque d'Or Information
Entry opens for Nestlé Toque d’Or – apprentices now eligible to enter
Entry into the country’s top hospitality competition for emerging culinary superstars has now opened, with the organisers expecting the competition to be fiercer than ever given that workplace trainees and apprentices are now eligible to enter.
Nestlé Toque d’Or takes Fresh Approach to Competition
New Zealand’s top student culinary competition – Nestlé Toque d’Or – returns this year with a revamped format that will see the inclusion of entrants who are also learning on the job as trainees at restaurants and other establishments.
Toque d'Or 2018 Competition Highlights
Watch the teams in action while they compete for the top award at the Toque d'Or 2018 culinary competition.
Ara Institute of Canterbury Tops in Culinary Stakes
A team from the Ara Institute of Canterbury fought off fierce competition from around the country to win the top award in the prestigious annual Nestlé Toque d’Or student culinary competition.
Darren Wright on eating your greens
Highly acclaimed chef, Darren Wright, on how he's interested to see how the current trend towards the creative use of vegetables will be tackled by this year’s competitors.
Anton Mosimann confirmed as Nestlé Toque d’Or Judge
Culinary powerhouse Anton Mosimann is set to headline this year’s panel of judges at the annual Nestlé Toque d’Or competition.
Mikey Takiwa on the art of work and a winning personality
After winning the 2017 Nestlé Toque d’Or competition with his team from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Rotorua, Mikey Takiwa has caught the travel bug.
Bethaney Mae Allen and the Nestlé Toque d’Or rollercoaster
Bethaney Mae Allen has been riding a wave of success since she and her teammates from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Rotorua won last year’s Nestlé Toque d’Or.
Mikael Aranga - Success after Nestlé Toque d'Or
Since the conclusion of the 2017 Nestlé Toque d'Or competition, aspiring chef Mikael Aranga has been on a winning streak that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Top students prepare for battle royal
Hospitality students from around the country are gearing up to put it all on the line, as they prepare to battle it out at the 2018 Nestlé Toque d'Or competition.
WorldChefs President NZ Bound
The President of WorldChefs Thomas Gugler is set to make a trip down under in July to attend the NZ Hospitality Championships and judge at Nestlé Toque d’Or.
Glazed Blond Chocolate Mousse
Glazed Blond Chocolate Mousse with Pistachio dacquiose and banana, coffee ‘panna cotta’ sorbet, mango fluid gel, pistachio brittle, Mango and lime salad and chocolate décor. Created by Ara Institute of Technology - 2018 Nestlé Toque d’Or winners