VICTORIA’S BLACK HAT

The Black Hat is an Australian commercial cookery honor bestowed by the Australian Culinary Federation Victoria.

The Black Hat Award is considered to be the highest achievement given to a chef. Recognizing their contribution and commitment to the commercial cookery industry. Commitment must be measurably and significantly beyond what would be expected in a normal career as a chef.

It is an award that places a high value on industry commitment in addition to culinary skill.

The primary focus of the award is intended to honor the degree, the value and length of time of the contribution to commercial cookery.

Only Chefs, who have made outstanding contributions to Australian culinary progress and development at the highest trade or professional level, will be considered for this prestigious award.

Awardees

Sydney Taylor
Sydney Taylor

1980 (Vale)

Alex Chinever
Alex Chinever

1982 (Vale)

Ernst Stuhler
Ernst Stuhler

1984

John Miller OAM
John Miller OAM

1987 (Vale)

Claudio Magris OAM
Claudio Magris OAM

1990 (Vale)

Aelfryn Bailey
Aelfryn Bailey

1991 (Vale)

George Hill
George Hill

2001

Bernd Uber
Bernd Uber

2006

Garry Farrell
Garry Farrell

2006 (Vale)

Brendan Hill
Brendan Hill

2013

Nick Blackmore
Nick Blackmore

2020

Michael Strautmanis
Michael Strautmanis

2020