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10th March 2020

Craft Guild of Chefs launches British Student Culinary Championships

Written by: Edward Waddell
Students across the UK are being encouraged to enter the Craft Guild of Chefs’ newly rebranded cookery competition, the British Student Culinary Championships (BSCC).

The BSCC will be one of the UK’s largest live culinary competitions offering a platform for student chefs to gain their first taste of competitive cooking. 

Andrew Green, chief executive of the Craft Guild of Chefs, said: “The British Student Culinary Championships is the largest student-based catering competition in the country and has grown in stature and prominence in the past 22 years that it has been running. 

“As a result, we now attract sponsors who want to align their brands with the competition, introduce new products to students, and demonstrate to a new cohort of chefs their commitment to support the future stars of our industry.” ​

The BSCC will be held at Central Bedfordshire College on 27 and 28 May 2020. The competition is divided into five categories including live hot, live cold, restaurant, cold static and bakery. Each competition has its own judging criteria and is marked independently by judges. 

New for this year’s competition is The Breakfast Challenge, sponsored by League of Club Chefs. Students will create their own take on ‘eggs and bacon’ to produce a dish suitable for a 'champagne brunch'. 

Also new for this year’s competition is the War on Waste, where chefs will have to produce two plates of a main course using pre-cooked leftovers of rice, chicken and six mystery ingredients. 

Sponsors for the competitions include:

  • Worshipful Company of Cooks is sponsoring the Canapé competition for a second year. 
  • The Worshipful Company of Innholders is sponsoring the Cook and Serve competition
  • Essential Cuisine is sponsoring the ‘plant-based’ class
  • Aviagen Turkeys and Avara Foods are sponsoring the British Turkey and British Duck Student Competition.
  • Major International is sponsoring the BBQ Cook Off 

Students have until 1 May 2020 to enter. If you are interested in entering, fill out the application form below.