Craft Guild of Chefs CGOC

The Craft Guild of Chefs

Premium Supplier 16th May 2011


The most respected and sought after culinary title, The National Chef of the Year is pleased to reveal its partners for 2011. The event will be held in partnership with three leading names in the catering industry.
Catering equipment suppliers Lockhart, Unilever’s largest brand Knorr, and one of the global leaders in appliances for professional use, Electrolux, will be the headline sponsors for the prestigious competition.   
The sponsorship doesn’t stop there, as the competition for the crème de la crème in the industry will also run in association with the following:
Continental Chef Supplies (CCS) - The world’s foremost suppliers of the finest quality catering equipment and professional clothing.
Churchill China – Over 200 years of innovation, passion and expertise make Churchill the natural partner for providing tabletop solutions.
Blue Arrow Catering and Blend - National recruitment company for the catering and hospitality industry.
Rare – The modern British butcher producing and supplying quality meat to outlets in Central London.
Gourmet Classic Cooking Wines - Pioneers of the cooking wine category in foodservice.
The Restaurant Show ­­– The only UK event dedicated to the restaurant industry, showcasing the latest products, trends and techniques.
The live final of The National Chef of the Year will be held at the Restaurant Show at Earls Court 2, London, on Tuesday 11th October 2011.
The National Chef of the Year competition, which is now in its 39th year, is open to all chefs who are 23 years or older as of 1st April 2011 and who work in any sector of the catering industry; this includes hotels, restaurants, pubs, universities and contract caterers.
How to enter:
Contestants must get their ideas down on paper for a three-course lunch menu for four people. Entries must be in by 27th May 2011. From the paper judging (10th June 2011) – 40 successful entrants will be invited to compete in one of five semi finals to be held at prestigious culinary training centres in London, Portsmouth and Sheffield between 29th August and 16th September 2011. The winner of each semi final will be announced on the day.
To apply for The National Chef of the Year 2011 visit www.craftguildofchefs.org and download an application form. Alternatively, for further information contact Clair Bowman on 01293 610 329.

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