UK Young Seafood competition 2017 Winners William Bolsover and Niall Frith, Kendal College

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.

Launching on Monday 14 November 2016, 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 2017 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 13 June 2017.

The prize for the winning team includes £500 for each team member, a Thermomix TM5 food processor and a £1,000 voucher for their college to spend on Russums catering equipment.

The deadline for entries is Thursday 30 March 2017.