Leisure Marketing

Dec 10, 2013

NEW Chef Stagiaire Award

An inspiring new experience launching in January 2014, the Chef Stagiaire Award seeks to uncover the cream of the new wave of young chef talent currently emerging as the British cooking revolution continues apace.

Entrants are all aiming to win the ultimate experience of Stages in some of the finest kitchens in the world. Twenty of the most innovative entrants will battle it out in the Chef Stagiaire Award, each one taking part in a 1 week Stage at one of twenty of the most highly acclaimed restaurants in the UK [details below].

Two finalists will emerge who will go head to head in the final Stage at 2 Michelin star ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London, where Executive Chef of The Fat Duck Group, Ashley Palmer Watts, will judge them both on technique, attitude and ability throughout the 1 week Stage. The winner will undertake an unforgettable prize of an all expenses paid, 2 week trip to work with the pioneering  Dominique Crenn, the first female American Chef to be awarded 2 Michelin stars, at her ‘Atelier Crenn’ restaurant in San Francisco before flying on to the immense Six Senses ‘Zighy Bay Resort’ in Oman, voted Best Restaurant in the Middle East 2012, for a further 2 weeks of creative cooking as well as enjoying the opulent and authentic Middle Eastern accommodation.

James Day, Director of Leisure Marketing LTD, and supporter of the Chef Stagiaire Awards commented "It's great to see an initiative like this being pushed forward for the right reasons - Bringing youngsters into the industry, and giving them direction and vision - It's is what the industry needs to ensure long term growth of quality Chefs in this country"

An elite team of widely celebrated British Judges will form the panel to assess the initial paper applications which shortlist the entrants down to the final 20:

The Judges:

  • James Mackenzie of The Pipe & Glass, Yorkshire [1 Michelin Star]
  • Richard Turner of Turners, Birmingham [1 Michelin Star]
  • Robert Kirby, Chef Director of Lexington Catering, London [Cateys Chef of the Year 2013]

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Telephone: 0800 012 6949 Email: awards@chefstagiaire.com

Website: www.chefstagiaire.com

Locations hosting Phase 2 stages*: Lords of the Manor - 1 Michelin star; Brasserie Chavot – 1 Michelin star; Mallory Court – 3AA Rosette; The Bath Priory – 1 Michelin star; Restaurant Alimentum & Bar – 1 Michelin star; L’Ortolan – 1 Michelin star; The Sir Charles Napier – 1 Michelin star; Launceston Place – 1 Michelin star; Alyn Williams at The Westbury – 1 Michelin star; Thackerays – 1 Michelin star; The Kitchin – 1 Michelin sta; Medlar – 1 Michelin star; Galvin at Windows – 1 Michelin star; Galvin la Chapelle – 1 Michelin star; L’Autre Pied – 1 Michelin star; The Pass – 1 Michelin star; Arbutus – 1 Michelin star; Fraiche – 1 Michelin star; Tuddenham Mill – 3AA Rosette; The Royal Oak – 1 Michelin star

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