All young chefs under the age of 25 who are financial members of the ACF are automatically members of Australian Young Chefs  There are established committees in Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, NSW ACT & Regions, South Queensland, North Queensland & northern Territory. The ACF young chefs is developed in line with Worldchefs young chefs & guided by the four pillars – Friendship, Education, Cuisine and Culture. It is aimed to give the next generation of up & coming chefs an educational & mentoring forum to engage and promote friendship, culinary excellence & the importance of cultural understanding and humanitarianism not only in Australia but around the world. ACF young Chefs have the opportunity to take part in initiatives such as the Young Chef Culinary Culture Exchange Program and Bill Gallagher Young Chefs Forum and being a member will demonstrate your passion and dedication to the industry, leading to networking opportunities, competitions, mentoring, educational and social events. News & events geared to young chefs will be posted on this page.

As the new principal partner of the ACF Young Chefs for 2021/22 Simplot Australia will be providing 200 young Australian chefs, apprentices or culinary students under the age of 25 years old with 12 month membership of the ACF Young Chefs & the ACF. ACF young chefs are established in all ACF regions & are mentored by leading chefs in their state or territory.

Simplot is also working with the ACF to help raise young chefs' profile in Australia and promote the advantages of belonging to an industry-based association.

David White, Simplot Australia's Executive Chef, said, "We are delighted to be supporting the next generation of young Australian chefs through this partnership and are proud to be working with this great association who have a passion and dedication for the future of the culinary industry”.

President Karen Doyle says, "This is a fantastic opportunity for young chefs, being a member of ACF Young Chefs will demonstrate passion, dedication and ensuring the future of our industry, leading to worldwide networking opportunities, competitions, mentoring, educational and social events".

Young Chefs Ambassador to Worldchefs

Billy Fox

Young Chef Ambassador

Born in Wollongong, NSW, Billy Fox is currently Sous Chef at The Imperial at Clifton on the NSW South Coast. Captain of the Australian Culinary Youth Team, Billy led the team at the Culinary Olympics in Germany last year placing 7th globally, In previous years Billy has spent time learning in kitchens all over the globe Including Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Africa, Malaysia and most recently at 3 Michelin starred Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. During his final year as an apprentice, Billy was awarded Apprentice of the Year at the NSW State Training Awards and has since then become an ambassador for the NSW State Training System and Tertiary Education. 2018 saw Billy take on the role of Worldchefs Young Chef Ambassador for Australia. When not behind the stoves Billy spends his time diving, at the snow or writing bio’s in third person.

Region Chairpersons

Jarrod Everett
NT & Chairperson
0498 845 616

Stephanie Lawler
0413 302 166

Kimberly Tang
0433 419 733

Angelica Iuliano
0433 189 980

Amber Heaton
South Queensland
0417 607 040

Sarah Jones
South Australia
0422 721 349