Toque d'Or

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Highlight Reel of the Nestlé Toque d'Or 2019 Culinary Competition

Check out our three premier teams as they battled it out in the NZMA kitchens on 12 August 2019.

Ara Institute of Canterbury Tops in Culinary Stakes

A team from 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.

Nestlé Toque d’Or Gets the Green Light Despite Postponement

Nestlé Toque d’Or has shaken off the recent decision by NZChefs to postpone its NZ Hospitality Championships and will proceed at a new venue.

Battle for Nestle Toque d’Or Award Starts with Announcement of Teams

The country’s top hospitality students are sharpening up their knives and skills in preparation for this year’s national culinary competition Nestlé Toque d’Or.

Chahna Takes on Mosimann’s

Since taking out the top spot as part of the winning team in the 2018 Nestlé Toque d’Or competition, Chahna Davis has been swept up by a whirlwind of opportunity and success, with a ‘once in a lifetime offer’ to work at the legendary Mosimann’s Private Members Club in London. 

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.

WelTec and its Nestlé Toque d’Or success factor

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.

MacLean Fraser on food, judging and that cinnamon quill

Top Hospitality Students Line Up for Live Kitchen Battle

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