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Hotel Chef competition launched

Hotel Chef competition launched

Competition returns courtesy of Steelite in association with FBMA

Hospitality tabletop leader Steelite International has launched its second Hotel Chef competition, in partnership with the Food and Beverage Managers Association (FBMA). Entries are now open to junior-mid level chefs (sous chef and below) as the competition celebrates the next generation of chefs in a fun and creative way.

The competition will be judged by a panel of experts comprising Simon Hulstone (chef proprietor and owner of The Elephant), Antonio Vigorito (FBMA vice chairman) Jenna Campbell (assistant editor of Supper magazine) and ceramics designer Maham Anjum. The judges will be keeping a close eye on food and flavour, with a particular emphasis on presentation and creativity.

Deadline for entries – 2 March 2020
Initially, applicants are invited to submit a main meal recipe for four servings, complete with full ingredients, method and an image of the final dish by 5pm on Monday 2 March 2020. Five finalists will then be selected to take part in a live final on Monday 20 April 2020 in central London, cooking a two-course meal (starter and main) of British classics with a modern twist. They will also select which Steelite crockery to pair with their dishes.

The winner will enjoy a culinary trip to New York City, attending StarChefs International, and will receive £2,500 of Steelite products for their hotel or restaurant.

Kim Matienzo, VP marketing at Steelite said: “We’re on a search for the next generation of head chefs, so we created this competition as a fun, creative way for chefs on the rise to showcase their work.”

Simon Hulstone, chef proprietor and owner of The Elephant, said: “The Hotel Chef competition is a fantastic opportunity for ambitious chefs, giving them the opportunity to bring their ideas to life and show industry experts what they can do. Expect fierce competition but great fun as we uncover fresh talent from across the UK.”

How to enter

  • Create a main dish that looks as good as it tastes, visual presentation and plating up skills are major criteria
  • Upload an image of your main dish, a description, and the recipe (including full ingredients and method) to the website – entries without all of these elements will not be eligible
  • Wait for a reply to see if you’ve been shortlisted.

All entries must be submitted via where full terms and conditions can also be found.

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