The Search for the UK’s Top Young Chef Talent is on!

yncoty-logoThe Craft Guild of Chefs is seeking the next generation of talent with the launch of its annual Young National Chef of the Year competition.

Young National Chef of the Year represents the most talented pool of young chefs in the UK, taking in the winners of young chef competitions from across the country, including the British Culinary Federation, the Academy of Culinary Arts Awards of Excellence, World Skills UK and the Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards. These competitors will be automatically fast-tracked into the final.

The semi-finalists will have to produce a seasonal main course using 1.2 to 1.5 kgs of whole corn-fed, free-range chicken, a minimum of two appropriate garnishes, one of which must be a green vegetable, and an appropriate starch preparation. The dish should be accompanied by a suitable sauce.

Judges will pay close attention to butchery skills, wastage, perfect garnishes, correct balance and flavour. The semi-finals will be held at Sheffield College on Tuesday 11th June; and at Le Cordon Bleu in London on 18th June.

It is not too late to enter and have your chance to show off your gastronomic genius!

The entry deadline has been extended to Friday 12th April!

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