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Chefs Challenge

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

Our judges will offer written feedback to all entrants.

This year's competitors
Pedro Da Gama & Robert Knaap - Imperial College London
Dave Boothby & James Tudor - Keele University
Paul Roman & Luisa linley - King's College London
Neil Finnigan & Harry Long-Maclennan - Liverpool Hope University
Hamidati Ali & Bamodou Caleb Stahlmann - St Mary's University, Twickenham
Douglas Shewan & Ryan Cheyne - University of Aberdeen
Gary Griffiths & Robert Bates - University of Birmingham
Matt Howe & Matt O'Connor - University of Bristol
Brad Newsome & Frank Dace - University of Chester
Richard Paton & Stuart Palmer - University of Edinburgh
Nichola Stanbury & Richard Still - University of Exeter
Vanessa Jaisingh & Veronica Vuma - University of Hertfordshire
Aaron Tong & Rob Hargreaves - University of Leeds
Joseph Latham & Ashley Podgers - University of Leicester
Lewis Huggins & Kevin Whitcher - University of Southampton
Ryan Dare & Thomas Parker - University of Warwick

Would you like to book a place to visit Competitions this year, or support your competitors?  For TUCO Members it's FREE to visit and you can add on accommodation & dinners too - click here to book your place

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.

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