Upchurch-based FFK Catering Equipment has signed up to back the Kent Cooks 2016 school cookery contest.
The firm will be part of the judging panel and will offer prizes to winners.
FFK’s sales manager Darren Tutt told local news outlet, Kent Online: “FFK will be providing all entrants with chef’s whites which can be kept following the event, and granting winners with a full set of professional cook’s knives so the journey can continue from home.
“We spend our lives in kitchens with cooks, so we think it’s incredibly important to support the chefs of the future. We greatly look forward to seeing what entrants will produce on competition day.”
The competition features three categories – primary, secondary and family – which require chefs to produce either one or two dishes.
The winning primary school pupil will receive £50, £100 will be awarded to the family winner, the secondary student will receive £150 and the Kent Cooks overall champion will be awarded £200.
Family-firm FFK has provided tableware, cookware, Lincat appliances and other light equipment to the foodservice industry for the last 15 years.