The Craft Guild of Chefs has revealed the names of the 11 young chefs going forward to the first ever semi finals for Young National Chef of the Year 2013.
For the first time in its young history, the Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY), organised by the Craft Guild of Chefs, in partnership with Knorr, is holding two semi final heats. The heats will be held at Sheffield College on June 18th and the University of West London on July 2nd to coincide with The National Chef of the Year semi-finals.
In a change from the format in previous years, this years YNCOTY competition, which sits alongside The National Chef of The Year and is open to chefs aged 18-23, see’s the Guild pick just four chefs to automatically go through to the grand final, whilst the remaining four places are fought for in a series of semi finals by winners made up of young chefs from industry wide competitions.
The semi finalists competing for a place in the final are:
- Elly Wentworth, Manor House Hotel Castle Comb, from South West Young Chef of the Year
- Ruth Hansom, Boundary Restaurant, from The Master Chefs of Great Britian Young Chef of the Year
- Danny Hoang, Café Royal, from the UK Skills competition
- Rosa Fothergill, Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons, from Craft Guild Young Chef Awards
- April Lily Partridge, The Club At The Ivy, from Craft Guild Young Chef Awards
- Craig Bateman, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Compass Group, from Craft Guild Young Chef Awards
- Greig Young, The Vineyard at Stockcross, from Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Chef
- Andre Rhone, Royal Garden Hotel, from the UK Skills competition
- Adam George Newth, Angels with Bagpipes, from Young Scottish Chef of the Year
- Connor Godfrey, Wiltons, from The Master Chefs of Great Britian Young Chef of the Year
- Kevin Johnston, Banchory Lodge Hotel, from Young Grampian Chef of the Year
The live final will be held The Restaurant show in London on 8th October.
For more information, visit www.craftguildofchefs.org, contact Clair Bowman on 01293 610 329 or follow @TNCOTY #YNCOTY on Twitter.