Wing Yip starts search for next Young Chef of the Year

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 8th January 2016
The UK’s leading Oriental grocer Wing Yip is gearing up for the launch of Young Chef of the Year. On Monday 11 January 2016, the competition will open to chefs and catering students across the country, aged between 18 and 25. 

Entries for Wing Yip’s Young Chef competition have been extended to Wednesday 16th March 2016.

L-R 2nd place Lewis O'Carroll, winner Gemma Field, 3rd place Miranda Lucien-Johnson following the 2015 competitionPutting the contestants through their paces will be a renowned panel of judges. Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell, MasterChef finalist and director of Hokkei Larkin Cen and president of the British Culinary Federation Peter Griffiths MBE. Glynn said: “I’m very much looking forward to another year on the Young Chef judging panel. For up and coming chefs there’s no better way to gain experience and exposure than to take part in a competition like this. This year we’ll be looking for dishes that are created using modern techniques, taste authentic and deliver a real wow factor.”

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Applicants must submit a two-course Oriental menu idea, featuring a street food starter and a quality restaurant standard main. The most inventive and mouth-watering menus will be shortlisted, and finalists will be invited to a live cook-off at University College Birmingham, on Wednesday 13 April 2016. Wing Yip director Brian Yip said: “We’re excited to be launching Young Chef for the fourth consecutive year. Since 2013, the competition has been championing the best young chefs from all over the country, with and without backgrounds in Oriental cuisine.L-R Peter Griffiths MBE, Larkin Cen, 2015 winner Gemma Field, Glynn Purnell It’s an incredible opportunity for up-and-coming chefs to gain experience and exposure in Far Eastern cooking, and compete to win an unforgettable experience in Hong Kong.” Following an initial paper entry, there will be a live cook-off where one lucky chef will win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hong Kong, including culinary work experience in some of the city’s top eateries.

From Monday 11 January 2016, entry forms can be downloaded at

www.wingyip.com/young-chef.

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 8th January 2016

Wing Yip starts search for next Young Chef of the Year