West College Scotland’s Sagar Massey and Jamie Cracknell Young Seafood Chef of the Year 2018

UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year

The Young Seafood Chef of the Year competition is open to all full-time and college based modern apprentice chefs. Highly regarded across the seafood industry for the valuable experience it gives to contestants, the competition provides young chefs with a platform to demonstrate their flair, understanding, skill and ability using seafood from sustainable sources.

Teams of two are tasked with creating a three-course menu using specially selected seafood species.

Regional heats will take place across the UK in May 2018 where the young chefs will need to cook their menu, with the three highest scoring teams from each heat going on to compete at the Grand Final on Tuesday 15 June 2018.

Matt Campbell

 Credit Jenny Jones Photography

We are deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Matt Campbell. He was a winner of the UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year in 2008 as a part of a team from Kendal College. He went on to be a finalist in MasterChef: The Professionals in 2017.

As a tribute to Matt we will be holding a Charity Auction at the competition finals next week. All proceeds will be going to the Brathay Trust which Matt generously supported.

The prize for the winning team includes a Robot Cook Professional heating Food Processor from Robot – Coupe, £500 for each team member, a £1,000 voucher for their college to spend on Russums catering equipment, Cookbook, Competition Trophy, Seafood Competition Medal, Prize Certificates awarded to the college and team members and winning recipes will feature on Seafood Week 2018 website.