Are you up to the challenge?


Behind the Challenge


The competition targets teams of three full-time student chefs studying hospitality or catering college courses across the whole of the UK and Ireland.

The team behind the Challenge is committed to working with colleges and lecturers to provide a platform for the next generation of chefs to build and showcase their culinary skills and gain invaluable experience within a well-established competition format.


Raising the profile of the hospitality industry as a whole to attract new chefs

Competing provides a whole new string to your bow, allows you to showcase your own ideas, be recognised by your peers and have the opportunity to develop new skills and experience diverse food styles and presentations. There is also a personal sense of pride.

Competing also offers opportunities to establish greater relationships with suppliers through sponsorship, to network with chefs you would never dream of meeting ordinarily, and compete against some of the world’s finest talent.


“I always enter the Country Range Student Chef Challenge and really couldn’t recommend it more highly to other college catering lecturers.  It really is the perfect stepping stone for a future career in the hospitality industry.”
Darren Creed, Chef Lecturer of 2019 Runners Up, Loughborough College

Why you should get involved