About The Program
The National Indigenous Culinary Institute (NICI) is an industry inspired and initiated program of national significance to create highly skilled Indigenous chefs.
The NICI program offers elite training and experience for aspiring Indigenous chefs under the culinary guardianship of some of Australia’s top restauranteurs – from Café Sopra, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Aria, Icebergs Dining Room and Catalina.
Our trainee chef program combines on-the-job training with a contemporary industry designed qualification.
NICI is currently recruiting for our next Skills for Success program. If you’re an aspiring chef, apply today to start your career with some of the country’s best restaurants.