Cannington sous chef Jess Roe has won a gold medal in Australia’s longest running culinary competition the Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award.
Ms Roe, 23, a chef at Bistro Guillaume (Crown Metropolitan Perth) said the competition was an incredible experience.
“Food has the ability to change a person’s day and can create memories from a single bite,” she said.
“There is so much flexibility and freedom when it comes to cooking, your ability as a chef to push the boundaries, and create something special.”
The judges praised her delicious flavour combinations, awarding her a gold medal for her main course and silver awards across entrée and dessert.
Her menu comprised: entrée – potato gnocchi, tomato sugo, heirloom cherry tomatoes; main – carrot ginger and coconut puree, Murray River Cod, asparagus, pickled fennel, charred sugarloaf cabbage, beurre blanc; and dessert – Sweet potato and vanilla tart with red wine caramel and an oat and macadamia crumb.
She has also been selected to represent Australia in the IKA Culinary Olympics Junior Team in Stuttgart, Germany, next year.