Visitors to Hotelympia 2014 will be able to see both The National Chef and Young National Chef of the Year 2013 in action at the event’s riveting Craft Guild of Chefs-run Skillery.
Fourteen-year-old Hayley Cancea from The Deepings School in Peterborough beat off competition from 11 other aspiring young chefs at Westminster Kingsway College to win the coveted title of Springboard’s FutureChef 2013.
Thomas Fallows, assistant chef at Hindelini’s Gourmet Café in Ribblesdale Park, who has just started studying Professional Cookery Level 2 VRQ at Accrington and Rossendale College, was crowned the winner of the 2013 Gluten-free Chef of the Year competition.
The cream of the north west of England’s young cooking talent will be sought in earnest this January for the 2014 North West Young Chef of the Year competition.
The Craft Guild of Chefs is once again looking for chefs with bags of skill and flair to take part in the 2014 Wessex Salon Culinaire, one of the largest live competitions in the UK.
Sous chef Richard Skinner from contract caterer Artizian has won the inaugural Blue Arrow Chef of the Year competition and the top prize of a gourmet break in Italy as well as the role of Blue Arrow’s new resident chef.
Matthew Carter from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, was named Chef of the Year in the Major Cambridge University Culinary Cup competition
Chefs from Jersey evened the score in the second Inter Island Challenge by beating the culinary team from Guernsey to win the coveted Peter Queree trophy.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural competition, teams from Jersey and Guernsey will be competing again this year to be named winning island.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Winnie Myers Afternoon Tea Challenge has had to be rescheduled and will now take place at Westminster Kingsway College on March 8 2014.