Chefs with International Qualifications

FAQ – If I have an overseas qualification as a chef, am I able to work as a Food Safety Supervisor in Australia?

Staff at CFT International are often asked this question.   Your employer may accept your international qualifications as a chef. However, you cannot be the food safety supervisor for the business unless you have a Statement of Attainment from an RTO in Australia for the food sector in which you are working or intend to work.

International chefs can obtain a Statement of Attainment from CFT International.  CFT International is an RTO offering training for Food Safety Supervisors online, in class and by correspondence.  To find out more visit our website


Chef Competition to be held in Melbourne, Register now!

Nominations are now open from qualified chefs – to win $10,000 in the only National Australian Competition that pits Chef against Chef against the clock in a one hour test of creativity under pressure.

The competition will be judged by some of Melbourne’s leading culinary experts including:
  • Mark Agius – Deputy Manager- Culinary and Food Processing, Angliss Institute;
  • Brad French – Executive Sous Chef Premium Restaurants, Crown Melbourne Limited;
  • Marcus Moore – renowned chef Director, Rowland Projects; 
  • Mark Normoyle – Executive Chef, RACV Club; 
  • Scott Pickett – Executive Chef, The Point Albert Park; 
  • Martin Probst – Hospitality Educator, Executive Chef & Author; 
  • Tony Rogalsky – renowned chef, educator and restaurateur and 
  • Bernd Uber – Black Hat Chef.
Chief Judge and Black Hat Chef, George Hill said:
“The FSAA ‘Chef of the Year’ is earned because luck does not play any part in the competition. It is an absolute clear-cut exercise that any professional chef can achieve with thought, planning, creativity and skill. Past competitions have shown that 99% of entries can achieve a very high proficient standard and it’s only the simple and fractional difference in excellence that points to the winner.”
Defending his 2010 title will be Soren Lascelles from Sydney two hatter Assiette.
To nominate now click here