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The National Chef of the Year 2013 competition is open for entries

By Lesley Foottit , 06-Feb-2013
Last updated on 06-Feb-2013 at 07:38 GMT2013-02-06T07:38:20Z

National Chef of the Year 2013: looking for talent

National Chef of the Year 2013: looking for talent

The Craft Guild of Chefs is encouraging chefs to enter the National Chef of the Year 2013 competition.

In its fifth decade, the competition picks a chef with the ‘wow’ factor to follow in the footsteps of Gordon Ramsay and Simon Hulstone.

The victor will be announced at an awards ceremony and VIP dinner following a live competition at The Restaurant Show in London on 8 October.

"We’d like to see chefs from all different backgrounds enter the competition and have a fantastic team of ambassadors to help achieve this aim," said organiser and vice president of the Craft Guild of Chefs David Mulcahy. "Joining chairman of judges Philip Howard, we have Angela Hartnett, chef proprietor of Murano, Michelin-starred Atul Kochhar and myself, who all hope to make this year’s competition the best one yet.

"Winning this competition can seriously enhance the career prospects of a chef and the skills required to compete and succeed at this level must be of the highest order. I have the upmost respect for those that enter and am really looking forward to receiving the entries."

The winner takes away a haul of prizes.

To apply visit www.craftguildofchefs.org and download an application form.