Junior Chef Entry

Enter the Junior Chef Category

Please complete the entry form below and attach your recipe, including full method, using the file uploading tool at the end of the entry form.  Photographs of your completed dish may also be sent but this is optional.

Please note that the file uploading tool works best with desktop computers and laptops. If completing this form using a mobile device, it may be easier to email your recipe files and any photographs separately to the address at the bottom of the page.

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Entry criteria: Aged 11-16 and still at school in year 11 or below at the time of the South West final on 5th October.


Entries for the Junior Chef category will close on Tuesday 21st May 2024.

  • Contact Information

  • School Information

  • Menu Information

  • Please provide the name of your chosen main course dish below.

  • The judges will need details of all the ingredients you will use in your chosen dishes and from where they will be sourced. Please provide in the box below, a full list of your ingredients and the names of the suppliers of each of them. In addition, please indicate whether they are grown/produced in the South West.
  • Important notes:
    • You are asked to use ingredients that are locally grown/produced wherever possible.
    • If selected for the competition, you will not be permitted to use any pre-prepared elements with the exception of homemade stocks.
  • Recipes and photos

  • Please upload the full recipe (including method) for your dish. You may also choose to upload photos of your dish but this is optional. (Max 2mb per file). Files we accept are .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .jpg, .jpeg. This form allows you to upload up to 5 individual files. If you need to send more than this, you can send additional files directly by email.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, txt, jpg, jpeg, Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, txt, jpg, jpeg, Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, txt, jpg, jpeg, Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, txt, jpg, jpeg, Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, txt, jpg, jpeg, Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • If you experience any difficulty submitting your recipes and/or photographs, please attach them to an email to info@southwestchef.co.uk or call us on 07970 518756 to arrange an alternative means of sending the files.

    We will send you an email to confirm receipt of your entry. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, please let us know in case your entry has not been received.

  • An important note about privacy

  • The personal information you have provided will be used for the purposes of communication with you about your entry and to demonstrate your eligibility for the category you have entered. Your personal information will only be shared with a third party for the purpose of delivering the competition (this may include suppliers of ingredients/crockery/photography/prizes etc. for the competition) or where required by law.
  • If it is of interest to you we would like to keep you updated with details about South West Chef of the Year in the future (beyond the year of entry). Please tick the box that applies below:
  • From time to time, we receive communications from other culinary competitions/television programmes that may be of interest to you. Your data will not be passed on to the organisers but we may contact entrants ourselves to inform you of these opportunities. Please tick the box that applies below:
  • We often use photography from the competitions for the media and on our website, social media and other promotional materials. Please tick the box that applies below:
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