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  • Oct 6th 2014
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Queensland South young chefs, Tara Bain and Rachel Male have earned themselves a name as two of Australia’s best young chefs.

Bain and Male, from The Brisbane Club, achieved three gold medals, taking out the title to be crowned the 2014 Nestlé Nestlé Golden Chefs Hat National Winners.

The Queensland South culinary champions have been awarded a trip to Europe that will include a stint in Lyon, France at the world’s most prestigious cooking competition, the Bocuse d’Or World Final.

National Winner, Male said, “Getting to watch, network and be mentored by some of the best chefs in the world will be a massive career changer and will definitely motivate and inspire me to be a better chef.”

During the National Final, against seven other chef teams, they had to create a three-course meal in four hours under the watchful eye of a professional judging panel.

On competing in Australia’s longest running culinary competition for young chefs, teammate winner, Bain said, “Having the opportunity to meet other chefs from across the country and pit our skill level against our peers has been incredible. We’ve learnt a lot and taken so much from the experience itself.”

Bain and Male were awarded medals for culinary excellence to World Chefs globally approved standards, with a standout result, claiming gold medals across their entrée, main and dessert course dishes.

A record number of budding young chefs entered this year’s Nestlé Nestlé Golden Chefs Hat Awards, with standout registrations volumes across New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland in particular.

Follow their culinary trip to Europe on Facebook, view their other winning dishes - and make their Poached Scallop dish yourself.