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Calling all young chefs

Posted by: Richard Abbey
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Last year's Young Chef of the Year, Chris Park, from West 10

Do you have a rising star in your kitchen?

As part of the Westside Restaurant & Bar Awards 2020, our search for the Young Chef of the Year has begun. Here’s how you can enter.


alling all head chefs and restaurateurs... do you have a bright spark working in your kitchen who is shaping up to be an outstanding chef of the future? If you do, now’s the time to shout about it, because Westside is staging a fantastic competition to find the Young Chef of the Year 2020.

The competition is open to all restaurants in the Sheffield and North Derbyshire region and all entries must be under the age of 25 on 1 June 2020.

Four finalists will be invited to join us for a MasterChef-style cooking competition at a date to be arranged in May. That’s their opportunity to create their signature main course, which will be judged by a panel of culinary experts. The cream of the region’s young chefs will be set the task of really wowing the judges with some first rate, inventive virtuoso cooking.

The Westside Young Chef of the Year competition is a great opportunity to shine a light on the next generation of kitchen superstars.

We’re looking forward to seeing what the best young talent out there has to offer, and giving all four finalists, a boost by placing them in the spotlight.

The results will be announced at the 2020 Westside Restaurant and Bar Awards at The OEC – Owlerton Events & Conferencing – on Monday 8 June.

So now it’s down to the head chefs and restaurateurs across the region to nominate their young kitchen stars for this prestigious event.

Last year’s winner was Chris Parker from West 10… so who’ll be named as our next rising star?

We’ll be contacting restaurants across the region in the next few weeks, reminding head chefs and restaurateurs to get involved.
But don’t wait to be invited. If you employ a bright young chef with the talent and drive to reach the top, let us know.

To nominate your Young Chef, please email Westside managing editor Chris Wilson: chris.wilson@rmcmedia.co.uk and tell him about your young chef.

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