TOP CHEFS: Competing chefs George Jefferies and Teri Jorgensen.
TOP CHEFS: Competing chefs George Jefferies and Teri Jorgensen. Contributed

Tweed chefs cook up a storm

TWO Tweed chefs have been named finalists in the Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award for 2016.

George Jefferies, 24, from Twin Towns Services Club and Teri Jorgensen, 23, from Tweed Heads Bowls Club, out-cooked some of South Queensland’s best young chefs over the weekend to cement their spots in Australia’s longest running culinary competition.

The award is designed to help junior and apprentice chefs develop their cooking skills while broadening their culinary horizons.

The first event was held in 1965 and is recognised internationally, providing chefs like Mr Jefferies and Miss Jorgensen with worldwide recognition for their work.

Competing Chefs George Jefferies and Teri Jorgensen
Competing Chefs George Jefferies and Teri Jorgensen Contributed

The pair, no strangers to the awards after competing previously, said they were excited by the prospect of moving onto the next stage of the competition.

“We were a bit nervous, but once we got into the kitchen we relaxed and went into auto pilot,” they said.

“All of our practice kicked-in and we’re really looking forward to the next big test at the national final.”

The duo will travel to Melbourne for the national final in September, with the winner to be awarded with a culinary trip to the USA.



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