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Vegetarian Chefs of the Future Contest

Vegetarian Chefs of the Future Contest

The Cordon Vert School is on the look out for the new vegetarian chefs of the future and is offering them the chance to show their potential by taking part in a culinary competition. The Vegetarian Chefs of the Future Contest is open to all chefs, vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. It will culminate in the finalists’ live cook off with two winners being named Vegetarian Chefs of the Future 2009.

Each winner will receive a prize package. This will include a personalised chef’s jacket, a year’s membership to the Vegetarian Society, a vegetarian hamper of products and a scholarship for a Cordon Vert Diploma (worth in excess of £1500).

The first stage of the competition involves chefs submitting a three-course meal that is suitable for vegetarians. The submission will need to include a menu, ingredients, weights and measures, detailed descriptions of each dish and presentation notes. Competition finalists will then be expected to produce their menu at the cook-off held at the Cordon Vert School in Cheshire.

Katie Douglass, Catering Services Manager, says: “This contest really gives chefs a chance to shine creatively but it’s about potential and knowledge too. I know how difficult it often is to get the professional training needed to survive in the catering industry and this winner’s package could really give a chef a brilliant start or boost to their career. It’s a chance to learn from the experts, there’s nothing to lose.”

The closing date for applications is 10 March 2009 and the cook-off will be in April 2009. The finalists will be awarded during National Vegetarian Week 18 – 24 May 2009. To find out more visit the Cordon Vert website. Applications are available online. Alternatively call Jane on 0161 925 2014 or email

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