Eight enthusiastic forces of nature are in the running for the most prestigious award for young chefs in the industry after impressing judges from the esteemed Craft Guild of Chefs.
The final line-up for Young National Chef of the Year 2011 has now been announced, with contenders working everywhere from a Channel Islands hotel to the House of Commons.
The winner will be presented with the most sought after accolade for the up and coming UK chefs at the Restaurant Show at Earls Court 2, London, on Tuesday, October 11th.
Young National Chef of the Year is open to 18-23 year old chefs who work in any sector of the industry, from hotels, restaurants and pubs to universities and contract catering.
The competition is run in partnership with Lockhart Catering Equipment, Unilever’s largest brand, KNORR, global leader in professional appliances Electrolux and Churchill China.
For more details, visit www.craftguildofchefs.org or call Clair Bowman on 01293 610 329.
The Young National Chef of the Year 2011 finalists are:
• Glen Noel – The Atlantic Hotel, Ocean Restaurant, Jersey
• Brendan Baxter – Restaurant 23 Warren Point, Northern Ireland
• Rositsa Nikolova – House of Commons
• Charles Smith – Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
• Andrew Postlethwaite – Castle Green Hotel, Kendal
• Garret Keown – The Bell Inn, Horndon-On-The-Hill
• Dimitar Angelkovski – Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire
• Emily Webb – Royal Garden Hotel, London
The Winner Takes It All
As well as the title of Young National Chef of the Year 2011, the worthy winner will also receive the following:
Courtesy of Churchill China: A trip to Dubai to experience the innovation and daring the city embraces as it fuses international influences into a harmony of luxury and cutting edge hospitality. The prize would include flights, accommodation and board for five days at the Emirates Hospitality Academy part of the Jumeirah Group. The prize would include work experience at three different venues and depending on timings there is an opportunity to co-ordinate visit during the Gulfood Chef competition.
Courtesy of Robert Welch and Ashburton Cookery School: Chef Skills Advanced Weekend which includes cooking at a fine dining level, accommodation and evening meal and a place on Leadership In The Kitchen training course at the prestigious Ashburton Chefs Academy in Devon – valued at over £1000.