The People’s Choice Award will be the 14th category of the 2011 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards, which will be announced at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on 2 June.
“We are looking for chefs to nominate unsung heroes who do not necessarily fit into the other 13 categories, but might have done 30 years of true grit, day in, day out. They might have only been with an employer for a year, but demonstrate real commitment to their job.” Craft Guild of Chefs vice president Steve Munkley.
“While we do not like to extend our awards, we felt this was one which would work well.”
The theme for the Craft Guild’s award this year is ‘summer berries’.
The Guild is inviting entries from chefs working across the hospitality industry, including fine dining, village pubs, city university or contract catering. The group said it is particularly keen to hear about apprentice chefs and pastry chefs this year.
Candidates must be nominated by a peer or mentor in order to enter the awards.
Deadline for entries is 4 March 2011. For more information or to enter, go to www.craftguildofchefs.org