The Search Begins for 2011’s Spanish Young Chef of the Year!
by Olivia Elson on Monday, October 18, 2010
It’s no secret that Spanish food rates among the world’s best cuisines – wherever you are, you’ll never be far from a restaurant serving Spanish-inspired fare or using Spain’s famously fresh and tasty produce.
And now the company ‘Foods from Spain’ is searching for Britain’s most talented young chef of Spanish food. The competition is open to students and chefs already working in the industry who are between 17 and 25 years old. Applicants must design a three-course Spanish-inspired menu for four people using a number of specified Spanish ingredients.
The competition, which has been running since 2008, could provide great prospects for the winner, with last year’s champion taking up a placement at the world-renowned elBulli Restaurant in Girona, a little under 2 hours drive from Barcelona. What’s more, the winner from the previous year has gained experience in four separate Michelin-starred restaurants since his win.
The prize this year will be a similar working placement at another of Spain’s most prestigious restaurants, with accommodation and travel expenses covered. Judged by a small panel in two stages, a paper-based first round, followed by a cook-off in London for eight finalists in January 2011, the closing date for entries is Friday 3rd December 2010.
So, if you’re a budding chef who’s passionate about Spanish food and you want to find out more about the company, the competition or how to enter, visit the Foods from Spain website for everything you need to know!
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