Search for the UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year

As if the summer term didn’t bring enough work with end-of-year exams, talented cooks from all over the UK are sharpening their filleting knives to compete for the coveted title of Young Seafood Chef of the Year.

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Competition for the title of UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year is hotting up, with 24 teams now shortlisted to participate in regional heats that will include universities and colleges from Guernsey to Grimsby, Leicester to Leeds. The competitors have been asked to cook-up the winning menus they created for the first round of the competition for six judges, within a three-hour time frame.

“The level and quality of menu entries we received during the first round was outstanding to say the least,” says Ben Bartlett, celebrity barbeque chef and one of this year’s judges. “We look forward to seeing the menus brought to life throughout the regional heats and wish all 24 teams the very best of luck.”

The heats will take place over the next month, with the grand final being held at the Grimsby Institute University Centre on 10 June. The winning team will be awarded a Thermomix TM31, £1,000 Russums Voucher for the College and £500 per team member.

Shortlisted teams
Bradford College
Cambridge Regional College
City College Norwich (two teams through to the regional heats)
Coleg Llandrillo (two teams through to the regional heats)
Grimsby College (three teams through to the regional heats)
Guernsey College
Hopwood Hall College
Kendal College
Leeds city college
Leicester College (two teams through to the regional heats)
Loughborough college
North Warwickshire & Hinckley College
Selby College
South Downs College
Telford College
West College Scotland
University College Birmingham
Westminster Kingsway College (two teams through to the regional heats)

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