Organised by Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease, contestants have to design a three-course gluten-free meal to be judged by celebrity chef Phil Vickery.
Three finalists in each group will advance to a live cook-off on 8 November.
Catering industry expert and Michelin-starred chef Adam Gray will be judging alongside Vickery.
“I’m very excited to be one of the judges” said Gray. “I’m interested to see - and taste - what innovative gluten-free menus the competitors design and cook.”
The recipe competition comprises two categories; Gluten-free Chef of the Year for those who cook for a living and the Up and Coming Gluten-free Chef of the Year for those who are training.
More information and details of the prizes can be found at www.coeliac.org.uk/glutenfreechefoftheyear2011.