Hostplus is again running the Cook For Your Career competition in 2012
Hostplus is again running the Cook For Your Career competition in 2012

Hostplus is currently taking expressions of interest for people interested in participating in the 2012 Cook For Your Career competition.

In January 2011, Hostplus launched a national cooking competition, Cook For Your Career (C4YC), aimed at addressing the skills shortage in the restaurant industry and developing new talent to help meet the growing demand for skilled committed apprentices.

The competition launched on 17 January 2011 and concluded with a Grand Finale Cook-off at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival at the Hostplus Foodie Films at Federation Square on 11 March 2011.

The competition was designed to showcase the best Australia has to offer and featured some of our leading chefs and restaurateurs.

Hostplus’ Cook For Your Career is a national competition providing people of working age (15 years and nine months and over) from any background with the opportunity to realise their dream of becoming a professional chef.

No hospitality experience is necessary – just a passion for food and a desire to create great tasting food.

Cook For Your Career offers one talented person the opportunity to follow their dream of becoming a top chef by winning a full training apprenticeship in one of Australia’s leading restaurants, learning from a renowned chef.

The ultimate winner of this year’s competition, Monty Eilola, received a full training apprenticeship with David Pugh from Restaurant Two in Brisbane.

Hostplus has announced that entries into their 2012 Cook For Your Career competition will open up later this year. Anyone interested in registering should email with their details.

The company will also be posting more details on their website – and on Facebook at