Culinary giant Anton Mosimann will be among a panel of judges who will determine the winners of the 2018 Nestle Toque d’Or, held today in Auckland. Mosimann’s involvement in the event will be a milestone occasion, given that he was the first ever winner of the competition when it was first launched overseas.

Nestlé Toque d’Or is the country’s premier student culinary and restaurant service competition entering its 23rd year in 2013. Teams of two culinary students and one restaurant service student go head-to-head in a live kitchen cook off to produce six covers of a three-course meal in just two-and-a-half-hours.

Students will be scored across a number of areas including food preparation, hygiene, presentation, taste and service of food, meeting strict time deadlines for delivery of each course and developing their own unique menus using predetermined ingredients including Nestlé Professional products.