Chef Stagiaire Award offers stages at Six Senses Zighy Bay and Joel Robuchon Las Vegas

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Editor 9th December 2014
latest portrait picThe Chef Stagiaire competition is back for 2015 to award the finest young chefs with the chance to work in the finest kitchens. The competition will see entrants battle it out against each other during a number of different restaurant stages, with the prize being a 4 week all-expenses-paid trip to work in two of the world’s best restaurants. In the first part of the competition, ten entrants will be chosen from initial paper applications by an elite team of judges: James Mackenzie of the Michelin-starred The Pipe and Glass in Yorkshire, Richard Turner of Michelin-starred Turners in Birmingham, and Rob Kirby, Chef Director of respected catering firm Lexington Catering in London. To enter, chefs must submit a menu for two covers, with a written recipe anArbutusd method for an Amuse Bouche and a main course using sustainable fish. The ten entrants chosen will each take part in a week-long stage at one of ten highly-recognised restaurants in the UK during which they will be required to prepare and present their menu. The restaurants are:
  • Lords of the Manor - 1 Michelin star
  • The Sir Charles Napier – 1 Michelin star
  • Alyn Williams at The Westbury - – 1 Michelin star
  • Restaurant Story – 1 Michelin star
  • Mallory Court – 3AA Rosette
  • Lucknam Park -– 1 Michelin star
  • Restaurant Alimentum & Bar – 1 Michelin star
  • Galvin la Chapelle – 1 Michelin star
  • L’Autre Pied – 1 Michelin star
  • Arbutus – 1 Michelin star
Ashley Palmer WattsTwo finalists will be chosen to go head to head in a final held at two Michelin starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London. During the one week stage, Ashley Palmer-Watts, Executive Chef of the Fat Duck Group, will judge them on technique, attitude and ability. The winner will get to spend two weeks at Joel Robuchon’s three-starred restaurant within the MGM Grand hotel Las Vegas and a further two weeks at the Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort in Oman. The resort’s Senses on the Edge restaurant, one of six eateries on site, was voted Best Restaurant in the Middle East in 2012. For more details, and to download an entry form, head to the Chef Stagiaire website.

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Editor 9th December 2014

Chef Stagiaire Award offers stages at Six Senses Zighy Bay and Joel Robuchon Las Vegas