Catering students are being called to enter the 2010 Brakes Student Team Chef Challenge, for a chance to cook at a live final held at the Salon Culinaire at Hotelympia next year.
Aimed at student chefs studying at NVQ levels two and three, the competition run in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs (CGC) aims to find and reward Britain’s up and coming catering talent by testing entrants skills through a variety of tests.
Paper entries require each college to design a three-course menu synonymous with their region and justify the reasons for choosing such dishes, before successful teams are invited to prove their skills at a live regional heat.
Judged on their menu, taste, presentation, teamwork, seasoning, skill, working method and overall balance, the teams will be competing for a place in the live final held at Hotelympia in March 2010.
Martin Bates, chief executive of the CGC, said the competition is a great opportunity for young chefs to improve their organization, timing and precision.
“This competition has always been seen as the best all-cookery competition specifically for students in the UK,” he said. “We look forward to receiving this year’s entries and would like to thank the college lecturers themselves, for all their hard work and dedication in helping their students prepare for this fantastic competition”.
Paper entries must be received by Brakes by 30 October 2009, and those with the ‘most interesting ideas and persuasive arguments’ will be picked to compete in a regional heat.