NORTHERN YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR
As winners of the White Rose Awards 2019 for ‘Best Tourism Event’ we wanted to give back in 2020 and have been considering the future chefs who will be demonstrating at the Festival in the next ten or more years! We are therefore launching and sponsoring the ‘Northern Young Chef of the Year 2020’.
Criteria:- Any chef must be 16-25 years of age at time of application – currently working in a kitchen or studying in the North of England (please see map image near the bottom of this page for geography and will also be defined in the rules and regulations in application pack)
Timeline:- Feb 1st – Entries open – applications have to include:- Photo, Bio & Favourite Recipe
March 31st – Entries close
April 1st to April 9th – Judging panel decides final 12
April 9th – All letters advising status of applicants sent out.
April 24th – Final 12 have to cook a ‘Northern inspired Dish’ in 1 hour 15 mins at under £8 a head (bring own ingredients) at local college – 1 winner & 2 runners up chosen on the day by judging panel after tasting and chat.
1 x winner – The winner will receive an award. Plus, they will join James Martin at the end of his 10am on Sunday 19th July on stage in the Celebrity Big Top at the Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival 2020. There is also the opportunity to perform a 30 minute demo on the AA Rosette on Sunday 19th July 2020. They will also receive a VIP Celebrity Weekend Family Pass & Digital Pack.
2 x runners up – The runners up will receive an award. They will also have the chance to perform a 30-minute demo on the local chef stage at the Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival 2020. They will also receive Celebrity Weekend Family Passes & Digital Pack.