Are you a confident chef aged 24 or younger, and 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 Wednesday 15th May 2019 at Cheshire College, South and West.
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.
2018’s Winner was Cyril Gabriel from Carden Park Hotel. Speaking about his success, Cyril said “the whole experience of the competition has enabled me to progress in my career as a professional chef. I have grown in confidence, not only behind the stove but as a person on the whole. Thanks to the organisers and judges for giving us the opportunity to showcase our talent and most of all our passion for the industry.”
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 2020, a set of Robert Welch professional knives, a portable induction hob courtesy of CHR, and an overnight stay at the stunning Mere Hotel and Spa in Cheshire.
“Since its inception, the competition has gone from strength to strength; the levels of skill, the innovation, the sheer professionalism of these young chefs – the bar keeps being raised with every passing year! As judges we can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store!”
Industry awards such as North West Young Chef of the Year competition allow young chefs to work alongside their peers and build professional relationships whilst increasing their self confidence.
If you are a head chef or lecturer, this competition is the perfect opportunity to help your promising junior develop their confidence and skill base, bringing added value to 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!