Are you a confident young chef under 23, ready to show off your skills and boost your career prospects?
If you are passionate about food and can cook a 3 course meal for 2 people using local produce, then you really should be entering the North West Young Chef of the Year Competition.
Final is on Thursday 25th May 2017 at Manchester College, Fielden Campus.
The winner and runner up from each semi-final will go forward to represent the region at the North West Young Chef Competition Final. There will also be two “wild card” entries which will be chosen at the judges discretion.
2016’s Winner was Daniela Tucci from The Art School in Liverpool. Read about her success and the next stage of her culinary journey.
The winner will become the North West Young Chef of the Year, and gain automatic entry into the semi-final of the Craft Guild of Chef’s National Young Chef Competition. The winner will also receive £500 cash prize, a demo slot at Northern Restaurant and Bar Live 2017, a set of Robert Welch professional knives, and a portable induction hob courtesy of CHR.
“Ask any past competitor and they’ll tell you how beneficial it has been to be part of this competition. Supported and judged by the Region’s leading Chefs, it’s a valuable experience that will develop your skills and stand out on your C.V.”
If anyone understands the importance of using competitions as part of the mentoring process, it’s Head Chef and Mentor Lisa Allen, from Northcote. She encouraged Danny Young to enter the 2014 competition, and supported him through the heats and finals as he went on to become the winner. “I definitely would encourage young chefs to enter this competition. Not only does it build experience and confidence, but it’s also a privilege to see young talent rising through the ranks.” The continued success of the North West Young Chef Competition, and the opportunities this brings to the young chefs who enter, is reliant on the encouragement the contestants receive in their workplace.
Please take your time when completing the form – think about your ingredients, and show the judges where you’re sourcing them from. Good luck!