The 2016 competition will be held at Westminter Kingsway College on 21st November
The Master Chefs of Great Britain Young Master Chef of the Year competition is open to all chefs aged 23 years and under working in a restaurant or hotel kitchen or training at a recognized college of further education. The competition is designed to allow young chefs to produce a three-course meal using a number of set ingredients to produce classic dishes whilst testing their skills and giving them the opportunity to put their own flair and imagination into the dishes.
Competitors will be required to produce within the time-scale of 2½ hours:
a) a salmon starter (finalists will be provided with a salmon to prepare and use on the day)
b) a lamb shank with accompaniments (finalists will be provided with a lamb shank to prepare and use on the day)
c) a dessert of their choice.
The Master Chef of Great Britain (formerly The Institute of Master Chefs) was formed in 1980 to provide a forum for the exchange of culinary ideas and to further the profession through training and guidance to young chefs.
A professional chef's association seeking to promote everything that is the very best of British, produce, recipes, artisan suppliers and chefs and to uphold the great culinary traditions and skills.
The association runs a number of awards and competitions:
MCGB Intermediate Training Diploma
MCGB Advanced Training Diploma
The Young Pastry Chef - The David Lyell Scholarship for young pastry chefs aged 21 years and under- The David Lyell Scholarship for young pastry chefs aged 21 years and under
The Young Master Chef of the Year - for chefs aged 23 years and under
The Finn Crisp Challenge - open to chefs of all ages
Zest Quest Asia - a team competition based on the cooking of authentic Asian cuisine and it’s significance in the UK hospitality market.
The Master Chefs of Great Britain
Young Master Chef Competition 2016