Meiko has announced that it is supporting the Craft Guild of Chefs in its quest to uncover some of the UK’s best young chefs.
The warewashing manufacturing has agreed to sponsor the 2014 Graduate Awards, which will see successful candidates pitted against one another to complete a number of culinary challenges in a high pressured environment.
Chefs, who must be 23-years-old or under to be eligible for the competition, will need to achieve a score of 85% if they reach the final exam.
Meiko’s managing director, Bill Downie, said: “The dedication to their craft as demonstrated by the Graduate Award competitors is truly inspiring. That determination and commitment creates excellence and that is the stuff from which great careers are made.”
Chefs have until May 10 to submit their paper entries, after which a select few will be invited to take part in a regional cooking test.
These will take place on June 11 at Sheffield College and Cardinal Wiseman School Greenford. Final exams will take place on August 28 at University College Birmingham and the results will be announced at an awards ceremony on September 5 at the Landmark Hotel.