Now in it's third year, the Golden Apron competition is open to 14-19 year olds across Yorkshire, with entrants asked to submit a recipe with photographs of a dish produced with set criteria.
Eight of the best entrants will be selected to cook their submitted dishes as well as a dish set by Mackenzie at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School on Saturday 24 October.
Three finalists will then be invited to Mackenzie’s pub for a mentoring session from the chef, before cooking for a gala dinner, preparing three starter-sized main courses for 70 diners, including members of the press, sponsors and finalists’ families.
Georgie Smithson-Brown, who won the competition last year aged 14, said: “My love of food and confidence to create new dishes has grown as a result of being involved in the competition.
“Working alongside James Mackenzie was the icing on the cake – I would urge any young person who has a desire to cook to enter the Golden Apron this year.”
As well as the Golden Apron title, the winner will receive a work placement within the new product development team at Cranswick plc, a signed copy of Mackenzie’s cookery book and vouchers for Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School.
The Pipe & Glass Inn came third in this year’s Top 50 Gastropubs and is one of six venues to win a Michelin star in the county.