How to Enter

Follow the links (with the pictures) below to enter the category of your choice.

Junior Chef category: send us your recipe for your main course dish, including the full method.  Photographs of your completed dish are optional.

All other categories: Send us your recipes for your two-course menu incorporating the compulsory ingredients, accompanied by seasonal and locally sourced ingredients where possible.  All entries must include the full method for your recipes and photographs of each dish entered.

For more details about the entry criteria and the compulsory ingredients for each category, please visit our competition page

Entry closing dates:

Entries for the Junior Chef category (aged 11-16) will close on Tuesday 21st May 2024.

Entries for the Professional, Young Professional, Student/Apprentice and Home Cook categories are not yet open for 2024.  If you would like to receive the brief for your category as soon as it is published, click here to send us your email address.

Professional Chef

Any age and working as a sous chef/pastry chef or above.

Entries not yet open for 2024

Young Professional Chef

Aged 19-24, working in any role in the kitchen up to and including junior sous chef.

Entries not yet open for 2024

Student/Apprentice Chef

Aged 16-19 and a student at college or in an apprenticeship.

Entries not yet open for 2024

Home Cook

Aged 16+ and never having worked or trained in the catering industry.

Entries not yet open for 2024

Junior Chef

Aged 11-16 and still at school.

Entries close on Tuesday 21st May 2024