2018 HGT Taste of the Future Schools Cooking Competition 

presented by Oil2U 

Now Open

Closing Date 5th June 2018

Are you creative and love to cook? Thinking about pursuing a career as a chef? Then you should enter the Hospitality Group Training Taste of the Future Competition presented by Oil2U. Turn your love for cooking into a career – an opportunity to taste your future! You need equal parts of inspiration and education. Hospitality Group Training can guide you and support your talents towards a career as a chef. 

The Competition is open to all Year 11 and Year 12 students throughout Western Australia. Each school can enter one student to the Taste of the Future Competition. The top 9 finalists will be invited to take part in a cook-off judged by 3 of WA’s top chefs. If you are selected for the top 9 you will have the opportunity to match your skills against others who share your passion and show WA what you can do.

The Prize

The prize for the winner is a Chef Apprenticeship position with Hospitality Group Training once you leave school. Oil2U will also pay all of your Training College fees for the 3 years of your apprenticeship, valued at $5,500. The winner will also receive a cash prize. 

There are also cash prizes available for the top 4 finalists. 

About Oil2U

Oil2U is committed to using local oils to supply restaurant’s, fast food outlets, bakeries and all other cooking applications. Oil2U are committed to the environment, using only locally grown produce. This is not only good for the environment but also for your local communities. The benefits flow back to our local farmers and create local jobs throughout the food industry. When making your buying decision please stop and consider the environment and your own local community. Our oils are locally grown, crushed and refined right here in Western Australia.

Oil2U are committed to supplying premium quality local oils at realistic prices and want you to support your local community which in turn supports you. 

How to Enter

Entrants should contact HGT for an application pack, these can be obtained by emailing emma@hgtwa.com.au or calling us on (08) 9481 1602. Entrants will be required to complete the application form and submit along with a one page essay on why they want to be a chef. Each submission should include a photograph of a dish they have cooked. 

We can only invite 9 finalists to the competition cook-off so it is important to make sure your entry stands out. 


Competition opens 1st May 2018

Competition closes 5th June 2018

Top 9 finalists announced 6th June 2018

Equipment/Ingredients to be sent to HGT 15th June 2018

Cook off 21st June 2018


To view photos from the 2017 HGT Taste of the Future Schools Cooking Competition please click here