Chefs have until 24 June to apply through the Bocuse d'Or UK website, before the final selection takes place at The Restaurant Show in London on 30 September.
Five chosen candidates and their commis' will compete for a place in the European finals, held in Estonia in June 2020.
The winner will have the opportunity to complete funded stages in high profile British and European restaurants and receive mentoring from previous UK candidates, which have included John Williams, Andre Garrett and Adam Bennett.
If successful in the European heats, they will go on to represent the UK in the next global final in Lyon in January 2021.
The Bocuse d’Or was founded in 1987 by the late French chef Paul Bocuse and is the world’s largest culinary competition.
The UK has never reached the top three, but Bennett and his commis Kristian Curtis placed fourth in 2013.
This year’s UK candidate was Tom Philips from Restaurant Story, who came tenth in the world with the help of his commis Nathan Lane, formerly of The Ritz