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Country Range shining a light on Student Chefs

The Country Range brand has taken over lead sponsorship of the key industry competition The Student Chef Challenge run in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs.

The competition, now in its 22nd year, targets teams of three full-time student chefs studying hospitality or catering college courses and requires the preparation, cooking and presentation of a three-course, two-cover menu.

“We are delighted to support this well-respected competition. It is important that students are given the opportunity to showcase their skills within the industry.  The Student Chef competition not only does this but, throughout the course of the competition, provides further support and development of their talent. We are excited to be working with the colleges, students and the Craft Guild of Chefs to build an even greater event.” – Coral Rose, Managing Director of Country Range Group

For the 2015/16 challenge competing teams have been asked to go ‘Freestyle’ by presenting a menu that embraces the modern trend for clean, well-portioned and precisely executed cooking.

Menus must be produced using a maximum of £8 worth of ingredients per cover and should be balanced with the three courses working well together.

The winning team will receive a five-day work experience week assisting the Craft Guild of Chefs culinary team at the Culinary Olympics in Germany.

The entries for this year’s competition is now closed and the finalists will be announced shortly. The live final will take place on March 3 at Hotelympia 2016.

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