UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year
The UK 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 take place across the UK in May 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. This year’s winners were announced as Kendal College at the 2019 Young Seafood Chef of the Year final, held at the Grimsby Institute on Friday 14th June 2019.
The prize for the winning team includes a Koppert Cress experience (Cressperience); a Robot Cook food processor from Robot Coupe; £500 for each team member; a £1,000 voucher for their college to spend on Russums catering equipment; a cookbook; competition trophy; competition medal; prize certificates awarded to the college, and team members; and winning recipes will feature on Seafood Week website.