Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence 2020 is now open for entries

Rosanna Frost

Royal Academy of Culinary Arts

Premium Supplier 13th January 2020
Rosanna Frost

Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Annual Awards of Excellence 2020 is now open for entries

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is now accepting entries for the Annual Awards of Excellence 2020. 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 10th February 2020.

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 2020.

Enter via the website:
For more information please contact
Daniel Moriss-Jeffery at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts
Tel: 020 8673 6300 / E-mail: [email protected]
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 2020 where they will be tested on a wide range of skills.

• 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.
• A Robert Welch Knife
• 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

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is immensely grateful to the sponsors of the AAE 2020:ACT Clean; Berkmann Wine Cellars (product); Evolve Hospitality Recruitment; Maple From Canada; Champagne Laurent-Perrier; Maldon Crystal Salt Company; L’Unico Caffe Musetti; Robert Welch, Savoy Educational Trust (Scholarship); Woods Foodservice; WPA Healthcare; The Caterer (Media Partner) The Staff Canteen (Media Partner).

Service Quarter-Final Scotland – Monday 24th February, Gleneagles
Service Quarter-Final London – Saturday 29th February, The Langham

Service Semi-Final Scotland – Monday 23rd March, Trump Turnberry
Service Semi-Final London – Saturday 28th March, The Ritz London

Kitchen & Pastry Semi-Final Regional – Wednesday 8th April
University of West London, Westminster Kingsway College, University College Birmingham

Service Final London – Monday 11th May, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Kitchen & Pastry Final London – Wednesday 3rd June, University of West London

Date to be confirmed, Claridge’s

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