Major Series XII opens for entrants

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Editor 20th December 2013
Major International and Craft Guild of Chefs have again combined to organise the annual Major Series of display classes. The nationwide competition is open to junior and senior chefs of varying skill level and is set to take place at numerous venues around the country. David Bryant, Managing Director of Major International, said: “The aim of the Major Series is not only to promote culinary excellence but also to nurture talent. Today this is seen as one of the UK’s premier competitions and it’s a great way to encourage creativity and showcase your skills.” Heats will take place on 7 February at South Devon College (Paignton) and the second on 16 May at Durham College. The event is now in its twelfth year and continues to rise in popularity. Last year Westminster College took an impressive one-two with Megan O’Mahoney winning gold and Antonio Morosi taking joint silver alongside Jay Thompson of South Devon College. Competitions range from a number of displays, static and restaurant skills classes. Included in the live display class is the Major Culinary Challenge, where competitors are given 50 minutes to produce and present two individual chicken plated dishes involving a modern style of presentation incorporating one of three Major Mari Base marinades. The top two from each hot chicken heat will compete in the Grand Final for an opportunity to win £500 in vouchers, plus one year’s free membership to the Craft Guild of Chefs and £250 vouchers to the winner’s college and also a personalised chef jacket. Wayne Harris from Craft Guild of Chefs Academy, said: “The Major Series is a great way to introduce chefs of all ages into the competition arena. Some of today’s national stars began their competition with this competition.” To register your interest in any of the Major Series XII competitions, contact Franciska Kiraly on 020 8948 3870 or email enquiries@craftguildofchefs.org.
The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 20th December 2013

Major Series XII opens for entrants