South West Chef of the Year opens for entries

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 19th June 2014
By James Euinton The South West Chef of the year award is the most prestigious award for chefs in the region, and it is now open to all cooks in the area, ranging from amateur home cooks to talented professionals. swchef90The scheme is also awarding a new class of award aimed at student chefs, between the ages of 16 and 19. The award will be put forward to colleges in the region, and will end with a final on the 11th of October at Exeter College.   The competition includes categories for professional chefs aged 24 or over working as a pastry or junior sous chef and above, and young professional, be open to chefs aged between 19 and 24, who work in the industry in any position. Both the Professional and Student chefs will create a two course meal for three people, the professional’s menu will include mackerel and Suffolk lamb neck fillet, while the young professionals will include cod and Red Ruby rump tail and the student chefs will be working with whiting and pork tenderloin. There will also be a division for young chefs, aged between 11-16, and amateur chefs with no prior industry experience. Both the young and amateur chef competitors must enter a recipe for a main course dish using regionally sourced ingredients. Both the young and amateur category chefs will have to submit a main course recipe using only local ingredients. The amateur chefs will be competing for the “South West’s Best Dish” title. Judge and co-founder of the competition Michael Caines said "South West Chef of the Year has provided a platform from which many chefs have been able to highlight their skills and develop their careers.  It also celebrates the quality of (local) produce available" If you are local to the South West region and would like to get involved, visit http://www.southwestchef.co.uk/ You can view our coverage of last year's event here.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 19th June 2014

South West Chef of the Year opens for entries