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Calling all young chefs

Calling all young chefs

The search is on for the UK's top young talent in a new television programme, Young Chef of the Year 2009, which celebrates Britain’s talented young workers whose skills are not the kind to win them a lucrative recording contract.

Young Chef of the Year is part of a new BBC Three series celebrating young trade talent across the country. It’s been dubbed ‘Chop Idol’ and will celebrate our country’s young unsung heroes in the catering industry.

If you are a talented young chef, the programme makers want to hear from you. Or if you know someone who fits the bill, do spread the word.

"We are looking for someone who can be a true ambassador for their trade, who is aged 16-25 years, up for a challenge and wants to show the world their skills," says the BBC's Ross Haley.

Want to know more?
Email: youngtalent@bbc.co.uk or contact the Casting Team, BBC TVC, room 3136, Wood Lane, London W12 7RJ

To apply for an application form -
Email: youngtalent@bbc.co.uk
Call: 03700 101 616*
Write: Send an SAE to Young Talent Casting Team, Room 3136, BBC Television Centre, London W12 7RJ

Age limit: Applicants must be 16 years of age and over on the closing date
Closing date: 6th March 2009
*Calls to this number cost no more than calls to 01/02 geographic numbers, although calls from mobiles may vary.

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