Chefs, you have an extra week to enter National Chef of the Year 2014

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The Craft Guild of Chefs has extended the paper entry deadline for its National Chef of the Year 2014.

Chefs now have until Friday April 18th to download and submit their entry for paper judging. Entry forms can be downloaded from This year’s brief is to produce a creative lunch menu for four guests within two hours. 

The menu must reflect one of the following three categories: Asian / Oriental, Modern British / Modern European Rest of the World/Other   In addition, the menu must consist of: A vegetable focused starter A main course using locally sourced fresh white fish, with appropriate accompaniments A dessert using summer fruits, served hot or cold.  

>>> Read more about National Chef of the Year here

David Mulcahy, the competition’s organiser and Vice President of the Craft Guild of Chefs says, “We’ve already received some strong entries but we know that there are chefs out there who should be in the running. Taking part in National Chef of the Year is a rewarding challenge for any chef and for those who reach the finals it can provide a huge career boost - just ask the previous winners!”  

Key dates for the National Chef of the Year 2014 are as follows:  

Monday May 12th - Paper judging

Friday May 16th - Semi-finalists announced

Tuesday June 10th - Semi-final heats at Sheffield College

Wednesday June 25th - Semi-final heats at Le Cordon Bleu, London

Tuesday October 7th - National Chef of the Year final at The Restaurant Show, London  

For more information visit

*See Simon Hulstone's top five tips on how to win the competition here

*See Alyn Williams' top five tips on how to win the competition here

*See Hayden Groves' top five tips on how to win the competition here

*See Mark Sargeant's top five tips on how to win the competition here


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Editor 4th April 2014

Chefs, you have an extra week to enter National Chef of the Year 2014