Cook & Serve




Proudly sponsored by:   Bidfood Cubo


Prepare, cook and serve a three-course meal for six covers, two covers presented to the judges and four covers served to diners at a laid table.  The team is to consist of one chef, one commis and one waiter. 

The meal must consist of a fish starter, lamb main course and a rhubarb and apple based dessert.

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, food items and all items for the guests table.

The competition takes place on Tuesday 7th April.

Our judges will offer written feedback to all entrants.

Entry to the Cook & Serve 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.

Entry to the Challenge opens on 1st January 2020 and 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.