Entries open for The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts' Annual Awards of Excellence 2022

Rosanna Frost

Royal Academy of Culinary Arts

Premium Supplier 10th January 2022
Rosanna Frost

Entries open for The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts' Annual Awards of Excellence 2022

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is now accepting entries for the Annual Awards of Excellence 2022. 


Applicants must currently be working full-time in the UK as a chef, pastry chef or waiter and should be aged between 20 and 26 at the close of entries on 4th February 2022. 

The AAE is the most prestigious award available to young professionals in the hospitality industry today, recognising and encouraging the most talented ambitious chefs, pastry chefs and Waiters. 

Since it began in 1983 over 650 young professionals have won the Award, providing opportunities for a successful career path. 

The AAE is an examination rather than a competition; all or none of the candidates can achieve the award depending on their ability to attain the standard of excellence set by the judges. 

All those who successfully reach this standard will win the AAE. In addition, the winning candidate who scores the highest marks in each section will be named the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Young Chef, Young Pastry Chef and Young Waiter of the Year 2022.

HOW TO ENTER 


For more information please contact
Daniel Moriss-Jeffery at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts 
Tel: 020 8673 6300 

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: MONDAY 4th FEBRUARY 2022 

TASKS 

Selection is based on written entries.

Successful candidates will go forward to regional quarter-finals in February and Semi-finals March/April and finals in May/June 2022 where they will be tested on a wide range of classical skills. 

PRIZES 

• The three highest-scoring candidates are awarded the accolade of Young Chef, Young Waiter, Young Pastry Chef of The Year 

• £2000 bursary thanks to the Savoy Educational Trust 

• The bursary from the Savoy Educational Trust will take the form of an educational trip. Past trips include visits to New Orleans; Dubai; Mexico; Champagne; Tuscany; Barbados; St Lucia; Los Angeles; Hong Kong and Shanghai; Quebec and Los Angeles. 

• Work experience at Pollen Street Social with thanks to Jason Atherton 

• Work experience at The Fat Duck with thanks to Heston Blumenthal 

• Invited to money can’t buy hospitality experiences and exclusive Royal Academy of Culinary Arts events and trips 

• A specially commissioned engraved Silver Trophy thanks to Gordon Hogg and Finclass 

• All Service Semi-Finalists and Finalists are invited to direct entry to the Gold Service Scholarship 

• The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Young Chef of The Year will gain automatic entry to the Final of Craft Guild of Chefs, National Young Chef of 
The Year 

All Annual Awards of Excellence Achievers receive the following:

Champagne Laurent-Perrier 
Jeroboam
AAE Lapel Pin 
Chefs Jacket courtesy of Continental Chef Supplies 
Membership of the AAE Alumni

SPONSORS 

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is immensely grateful to the sponsors of the AAE 2022. A

CT Clean; Berkmann Wine Cellars (product); Evolve Hospitality Recruitment; Maple From Canada; Champagne Laurent-Perrier; Maldon Crystal Salt Company; L’Unico Caffe Musetti; Savoy Educational Trust (Scholarship); Woods Foodservice; WPA Healthcare; The Caterer (Media Partner) The Staff Canteen (Media Partner). 

LAUNCH & CLOSE 

Monday 10th January Launch 

Friday 4th February Hard Close

SERVICE QUARTER-FINALS 

Friday 21st February The Connaught 

Monday 28th February Gleneagles 

KITCHEN & PASTRY SEMI-FINALS

Wednesday 13th April 
Westminster Kingsway College
Bournemouth & Poole College
University College Birmingham
University of West London 

SERVICE SEMI-FINALS 

Monday 16th May 
The Savoy

Monday 23rd May Turnberry 

KITCHEN & PASTRY FINALS

Wednesday 25th May University of West London 

Wednesday 1st June University College Birmingham
Westminster Kingsway College 

SERVICE FINAL
Monday 27th June Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

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