Leading hot pepper sauce brand Tabasco, owned by the US based McIlhenny Company, is again on quest to find the hottest chef in its Student Street Food Challenge 2013 held in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs.

The competition is aimed at student chefs of any age working in the UK, who will be tasked with creating an original and flavoursome street food recipe for four persons that uses one of the Tabasco sauces, which includes: original red, green jalapeño, chipotle and habanero variants.

These recipes can be based on any global cuisine, but must be prepared and served in 90 minutes, and judges will be looking for innovative use of ingredients and how the Tabasco sauce has been incorporated into the dish, as well as its ease of service in a street food environment.

Finalists will be short-listed from the paper entries and invited to cook, prepare and present their dishes before a team of judges comprising senior members of the Craft Guild of Chefs at the University of West London on November 4.

Top prize for the winning chef is a trip to the home of Tabasco – Avery Island in Lafayette, Louisiana – to experience the region’s cuisine and culture.

Closing date for entries is October 11 2013. Click here for an entry form. Entries should be sent to the Craft Guild of Chefs or emailed to craftguild@btconnect.com