Are you Australia’s Best Home Chef?

Upload your recipe to win generous kitchen appliances, awarded every month. You will also be in the running to win an entire new kitchen worth of appliances, which will be handed out at Best home Chef’s end-of-year awards.  

Best Home Chef is open to everyone – from occasional home chefs, to stay-at-home mums and dads, to food bloggers and professionals. You might want to upload recipes to win prizes, or you might like to keep an online record of your favourite dishes, for everyone to enjoy.

Best Home Chef Awards 

In December 2014 the top Best Home Chefs will be awarded thousands of dollars worth of appliances at an awards lunch, attended by Australia’s top professional chefs.

The following awards will be handed out:

  1. Major award for brand mentors best home chef - WINS $10,000 worth of appliances (chosen by the brand mentors for the chef who has consistently uploaded fabulous recipes throughout the year, who demonstrates a passion for food and unique recipe design)
  2. Award for best overall recipe - WINS $5,000 worth of appliances (chosen by the brand mentors from the monthly winners and runners-up)
  3. Community’s choice award - WINS $3,000 worth of appliances (voted from the chef with the highest rating, and consistent comments from the community)
  4. Award for most consistent number of recipes uploaded - WINS $1,000 worth of appliances
  5. Award for recipe garnering the most comments/ attention - WINS $1000 worth of appliances. 

Here’s how our competitions work:

  1. On the first week-day of every month (eg Monday), we’ll outline a competition that will run over the course of that month.
  2. Entries are accepted up until the final day of the month.
  3. Entrants are able to comment and rate recipes from the community, and the top two recipes will be nominated for the final competition.
  4. Best Home Chef editors, and the brand ambassador for that month, will cook the top two recipes as voted by the community that month, and decide on the winner.
  5. The winner will win the prize for the nominated month (as announced on the first day of the month).
  6. Each monthly winner will automatically be chosen as a finalist, and go into the running to win $10,000 worth of appliances to be announced in December 2015.
  7. Chefs can enter as many times as they like.

Recipe Competition Rules

  1. This is all in the spirit of good fun. We have a zero tolerance on harassment or bullying. Reported incidents will be investigated and guilty parties blocked from the site.
  2. You may only submit recipes that are your own. We are well aware the term ‘original’ is open to creative license, but we believe it is any recipe you have turned into your own. If your recipe was inspired by another source, that’s okay — just tell us how you changed it. Creative license is appreciated but plagiarism is not allowed.

Terms and Conditions

Monthly Prizes

February’s prize is a Bosch mixer valued at $699. Not only does this appliance mix, it also chops, presses, blends, beats, whisks and kneads. On various speed settings. It will become your best friend. Seriously. 

Upload your recipe for the chance to win. Our regular monthly competitions will kick off from February 2014.

To read former winning recipes – visit our blog

For competition tips

Tips for creating winning recipes
Writing your first recipe
Tips for taking better food photographs