Being involved in industry competitions, whether you win or not, is an invaluable addition to any CV and provides a fantastic platform through which to further your career. 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.
We aim to recognise the skills of student chefs, the lecturers and colleges across the regions and celebrate the exceptional culinary talents of the future of the UK hospitality industry.’
“The standard of cooking by students in last year’s Country Range Student Chef Challenge was phenomenal so I’m already excited at the thought of what will be presented this time around.
The Country Range Student Chef Challenge has become the pinnacle for young chefs and is a fantastic platform for them to demonstrate their culinary skills to key influencers and employers in the sector.
I’d urge as many colleges and students as possible to get involved as winning can be a brilliant stepping stone for a future career in the hospitality industry.”
Chris Basten, Chairman of Judges at the Craft Guild of Chefs