These examinations offer chefs under the age of 23 the chance to prove they really are at the cutting edge and are making great strides up the career ladder.
The awards recognise a young working chef’s culinary excellence, testing their knowledge and skills in a series of culinary challenges in a high pressured environment.
Paul Gayler, executive chef at London's Lanesborough Hotel, has been confirmed as chairman of examiners.
The deadline for entries is May 17, after which a select few will be invited to take a regional cooking test at University College Birmingham or the University of West London (UWL) on June 27.
The final exam takes place at UWL on September 5, with the awards ceremony taking place at London's Jumeirah Carlton Towers Hotel on September 16.