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Chefs Challenge



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The Chefs' Challenge is for a team of two chefs challenged to cook a three-course meal of two covers in two hours.

To challenge the skills of the chefs a mystery box of ingredients that may be used in the competition is revealed at a briefing the evening before the cook off.  Chefs then have just over two hours to conceive and plan the menu they will cook using these ingredients.

Competition duration: 120-minutes

The competition is open to all levels and is an opportunity to demonstrate team work, skills and talent.

An audience will be able to watch as our eight kitchen stations cook the food in front of them.

Equipment provided in the kitchens include;

  • electric four-ring hob and oven
  • electric salamander grill
  • preparation tables

Teams are to provide their own crockery, carriers, sauce boats etc

The briefing and menu creation takes place on Tuesday 7th April in the afternoon, followed on Wednesday 8th April with the live cook off.

Our judges will offer written feedback to all entrants.

Entry to the Chefs’ Challenge costs £275 per institution, not per person.  This entry fee is only paid once for the institution no matter how many challenges are entered.  Each competitor receives a two-night accommodation package including breakfast and dinners within this cost.

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Entries closes at 5pm on 31st January 2020.

The entry link will be available on this page when we open.  Note there are limited places for this competition.

If you have any queries or questions before or after you have entered, feel free to email us on [email protected] or call the event team on 0344 571 8208.