Sponsors

The following Sponsors are confirmed for the 2023 competition

Our sponsors will be announced soon

Sponsorship opportunities...

We would like to invite you to support the next generation of Seafood Chefs. Our mission is to empower young chefs to create masterpieces, promote the abundance of affordable and sustainable fish and seafood, and drive the culinary industry forward. By sponsoring this event, you’re not just supporting the next generation of seafood chefs; you’re actively contributing to the positive promotion of the seafood and hospitality industry. Seize this incredible opportunity to shape the future of culinary excellence and leave a lasting mark on the journey of young aspiring chefs.

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Young's

Young’s Seafood Limited is proud to be associated with the Grimsby Institute and to have supported the National Seafood Chef of the Year competition from the very beginning.

Based in Grimsby, we’re the UK’s leading fish and seafood business, inspiring consumers to love fish for over 200 years. Founded by Elizabeth Young in 1805, Young’s has a rich history and as the Masters of Fish it’s important for us to support and recognise the next generation of seafood chefs, so together we can continue to inspire our nation to enjoy the great taste of fish.

We continue to respect the oceans and understand the need to protect their rich diversity for future generations. That’s also why we developed our Fish for Life approach, which underpins the sustainability promise we make with our Young’s brand.

Young’s is part of Sofina Foods Inc

Healing Manor

Renowned for being one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Lincolnshire and having recently undergone a transformation, Healing Manor Hotel boasts two large function rooms with unique interiors and 36 acres of beautiful gardens and idyllic backdrops, ideal for capturing those special wedding day memories.

With 37 bedrooms spread between the main manor house, converted barn, boathouse and stables, a night at Healing Manor is the perfect night’s stay. Whether you’re visiting for work, leisure or to celebrate a special occasion, make Healing Manor Hotel your home away from home.

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the craft guild of chefs sponsor

Craft Guild Of Chefs

Established in 1885 under its former name of the Cookery and Food Association, the Craft Guild of Chefs has developed into the leading Chefs’ Association in the UK and has many members worldwide.

Our members come from all aspects of the foodservice and hospitality sectors working in a wide variety of positions from students and trainees to top management. No other association boasts such a broad and experienced membership.

The Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE)

PACE is the representative body for hospitality and catering education with a regional and national network of members. Our aim is to encourage catering educational institutions to work together to manage the challenges of continual change within hospitality and catering education and training.

We understand the value of strong and mutually-beneficial partnerships with those sharing the goal of positively shaping hospitality and catering educations to the advantage of everyone.

Representing colleges, universities and schools, our members account for a significant amount of expenditure and purchases across food, beverages, catering equipment, training materials and service agreements.

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King Crab sponsor

King Crab

Kingcrab.co.uk is the internet face of a successful fish merchants that has been working out of Grimsby for over a third of a century. Our aim is to bring you shellfish and seafood that you will find difficult to obtain in your local fishmongers or your local supermarket. Supermarkets don’t like fish because it is wild and uncontrollable; in other words they cannot dictate how we buy it, and if you are looking for organic then what could be more organic than wild seafood!

Most fish landed is still sold at auction and prices can fluctuate dramatically, we can offer you within hours the opportunity to buy seafood at prices which never find their way through to the general public.

Corney & Barrow

Corney & Barrow aims to offer carefully-selected, honestly-priced wines that not only deliver quality and value for money, but also a sense of place. Where possible, we aim to build exclusive relationships with our suppliers, making our range of wines unique.

We want to offer benchmark styles; wines which we believe to be the best examples of a wine style, country, region or sub-region, whether they are wines to drink immediately or wines to lay down. Our range of Own Label wines are blended by some of our top producers, offering a top-quality wine without the high-end price-tag.

At over 240 years old, Corney & Barrow is one of the longest established Independent Wine Merchants in the UK.

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Gourmet Classic

Since 1998 Gourmet Classic has championed the food service industry. We have served, inspired, respected and defended our customers’ right to be offered excellent authentic products at the best prices.

Serving Better is more than our strapline, it underpins our approach, our attitude and our commitment to delivering the best product to chefs throughout the UK, and the world.

Our journey started with Cooking Wine when we were able to provide chefs with access to genuine wine for cooking at a 40% saving, compared to bottled equivalents. Now, 25 years on, we continue to supply wholesalers with around 100,000 litres of Cooking Wine a week. As you can imagine, this is good business but as an organisation committed to excellence, we have never sat on our laurels and we have continued to produce innovative products. From cooking spirits to glazes, from cold brew coffee to cooking ale and cider, we have always endeavoured to Serve our industry Better.

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First Contact Chefs

First Contact was established to offer the Hotel, Catering and Hospitality Industry a fresh approach to the resource of chefs. Our highest priority is to build a mutually successful relationship with our clients and candidates based on our knowledge and understanding of their individual needs. We strive to deliver the highest standards of quality and consistency of service.

To get the most out of our website, simply fill in the Job Search section to the left and click Search for the site to return your results.

A Passion To Inspire

One thing that unites all those working in the hospitality industry is the extraordinary passion for ingredients, cooking, service and quality, which is something that A Passion to Inspire has been nurturing in young people since 2009.

‘A Passion to Inspire’, founded by Murray Chapman, is a non-profit making, voluntary initiative, initially developed to bring education and industry closer together – to help and support’ the future of tomorrow today’. The initial format was a competition… but with a fun and supportive element, to nurture, encourage and support students, and give them belief in, and a passion for, their chosen career.

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Seafish

Seafish is a non-departmental public body (NDPB). We support the seafood sector in the UK to help it thrive. Find out about our work and our funding.

We tackle everything from research to campaigns and insights to training. Whatever we can do to give our industry the support it needs to thrive

Our unique non-competitive roles means we work in partnership with people from all across the seafood sector in the UK. We help them overcome challenges and take hold of opportunities.

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the craft guild of chefs sponsor

Craft Guild Of Chefs

Established in 1885 under its former name of the Cookery and Food Association, the Craft Guild of Chefs has developed into the leading Chefs’ Association in the UK and has many members worldwide.

Our members come from all aspects of the foodservice and hospitality sectors working in a wide variety of positions from students and trainees to top management. No other association boasts such a broad and experienced membership.

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The National Federation of Fishmongers

The Federation was formed in 1932 to protect and further the interests of the Fishmonger and associated trades. During the second world war, membership stood at over 9000 members and despite the changing market, supply situation and pressures on the independent retailer, we still represent approximately 50% of independent fishmongers.

Today the Federation is recognised as the voice of the retail fish trade by Government departments, other trade Federations and Associations and by official bodies such as Seafish and the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation.

Many of our our current team have been awarded the coveted Master Fishmonger award by the Fishmongers Company in recognition of their knowledge and abilities.

A Passion to Inspire

founded by Murray Chapman, is a non-profit making, voluntary initiative, initially developed to bring education and industry closer together – to help and support’ the future of tomorrow today’. The initial format was a competition… but with a fun and supportive element, to nurture, encourage and support students, and give them belief in, and a passion for, their chosen career.

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Oak Ridge Sponsorship

Oak Ridge Hotels

Oak Ridge Hotels’ director Ashley Lidgard is one of the founding creators of the competition, and ever since he has supported the event by hosting finalists within one of his award winning hotels.

As part of the prize when awarded, a place at the finals includes a nights stay where the gala dinner will be held. Oak Ridge Hotels currently has two hotels in its portfolio, covering North Lincolnshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds. The Ashbourne is set in the pretty village of North Killingholme, and the Brackenborough is on the outskirts of the Georgian market town of Louth. Both properties embrace stylish boutique-hotel living, yet scratch the surface, and you’ll find this backed up with freshly prepared, quality food and friendly, attentive staff.

Marine Conservation Society | Good Fish Guide

Worried about your impact on the ocean? Explore our ratings to discover whether your seafood choices are affecting the environment.
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rockfish sponsor

Rockfish

We are passionate about helping more people enjoy sustainable South West seafood in our restaurants and at home. Every day our expert team select the best fish as it is landed in Brixham and prepare and portion it at the quay, just metres from where the boats come in. We then pack it and send it to our nine coastal restaurants, or to your door with Seafood at Home.