The annual William Heptinstall award is now open to entries from young chefs hoping to further their culinary knowledge through foreign travel. The competition is open to all chefs, though preference will be given to applicants 20 to 26 years old.
The winner will be sent on a stage, with £2,500 to spend and £500 on their return. Applicants must include a short piece on how they would spend the money. To apply, visit www.williamheptinstallaward.
org.uk. The deadline is March 26.
Heptinstall was a British chef and author who died in 1971. The memorial fund was set up a year later and is now overseen by a board of directors including restaurateur Brian Turner.