Chris Malone 2017 Winner

The Young Chef Of The Year is under 25 and a chef who has shown him- or her-self to be dedicated, committed and passionate about modern restaurant cookery. He or she will have significant accomplishments – even at such a tender age – and has been identified by the Good Food Guide jury as a leader among his generation of young professional cooks.

Our winner this year is a young man who, by the way, only just turned 22. He has been around the world more times than many of us, competing for prizes in a variety of international and national professional cooking competitions, often against chefs twice his age and with Michelin stars of their own. He has consistently been a winner in these international forums.

Best of all, this young man has secured himself a job – not a fortnight of dishwashing masquerading as a stage, not an unpaid internship, but a real, proper, permanent Chef de Partie role – at one of the world’s finest restaurants, 11 Madison Park in New York. He takes up the position in November 2017.

The West Australian Good Food Guide Young Chef Of The Year, presented by Linley Valley Pork, is Chris Malone.

Our winner this year is a young man who, by the way, only just turned 22. "