Young National Chef of the Year
The Craft Guild of Chefs has announced the talented young chefs who will be going forward into the semi finals of this year’s Young National Chef of the Year competition.
Young National Chef of the Year is a unique competition set up to celebrate and develop the culinary skills of young British chefs. It draws successful candidates from a wide range of UK-wide chef competitions including the Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards, Chaîne des
Rôtisseurs Young Chef, Young Welsh Chef of the Year, Young Scottish Chef of the year, Young Game Chef of the Year, Young Grampian Chef of the Year, Young North East Chef of the Year, South West Young Chef of the Year, The Master Chefs of Great Britain Young Chef of the Year, North West Chef of the Year, Guernsey Young Chef of the Year and UK Skills.
The semi-finalists will now go on to compete on the following dates:
SHEFFIELD - HEAT ONE - Thursday 11 June - Sheffield City College, Sheffield
Andrew Forbes, Gleneagles
Sean Creamer, Aldea
Daniel Wood, Stocks Hotel, Sark
Jonathan Ferguson, Cail Bruich West
Aaron Tye, Shared Olive Restaurant
Danny Young, Northcote Manor
Arthur Quin, The Punchball Inn
Richie Gavryluk, Trump International Golf Links, Balmedie
LONDON - HEAT TWO - Wednesday 24 June - Le Cordon Bleu, London
Elly Wentworth, Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe
Craig Bateman, Compass Group UK and Ireland
Jack Vassallo, Grosvenor House Hotel
Connor Godfrey, Wiltons Restaurant
Victoria Scupham, The Royal Household
Ruth Hansom, The Ritz
Peter Ley, BaxterStorey
Salvatore Vitale, Deloitte
The top five scorers from the heats will then compete against the three seeded finalists - Danny Hoang from Colette’s at The Grove, James Newton from the Royal Garden Hotel and the
winner of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Awards of Excellence - at The Restaurant Show on Tuesday 6 October.
This year the Craft Guild of Chefs has launched a mentoring scheme, linking the
competitors with a top British chef, including previous winners of the title. These mentors will also be involved in the finalist’s Mentor Day which will take place at Unilever Innovation Kitchen in Leatherhead on Monday 7 September.
Steve Munkley, Vice President of the Craft Guild of Chefs and chairman of judges says,: “The Young National Chef of the Year is a fantastic platform to showcase our industry’s talent and skills. Since its launch four years ago, the calibre of young chefs coming through this
competition never fails to impress me. With the new mentoring scheme now in place I have very high expectations for this year’s entrants.”
Mark Sargeant, Young National Chef of the Year Ambassador, adds: “It's always an absolute pleasure to be involved with YNCOTY and to witness the competition go from strength to strength. Each year the standards get higher and I'm really looking forward to seeing what
talent this year’s competition brings.”
The winner and runners up will be revealed along with The National Chef of the Year at an awards ceremony following the final.
For more information visit www.craftguildofchefs.org or follow @Craft_Guild #YNCOTY on Twitter.
Notes to editors
Craft Guild of Chefs
The Craft Guild of Chefs is the largest UK chefs association with members worldwide in foodservice and hospitality, from students and trainees to top management working everywhere from Michelin starred restaurants to school catering divisions.
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