ARE YOU THE UK’S BRIGHTEST YOUNG CHEF?! RAW IS FOR RAW TALENT AS WE SEARCH FOR THE KITCHEN STARS OF 2018
WIN A WEEK HOSTING YOUR OWN RESTAURANT ‘TAKE-OVER’ AT M AND A TRIP TO CHAMPAGNE!
For the second year, we are delighted to launch our search for the finest young talent, working in the kitchens of the UK. If you are under 29 years old and working in a kitchen, we would love to celebrate having you in the hospitality industry and to invite you to enter our nationwide competition.
Young, up-and-coming chefs will be asked to create menus that represent their own personality and style. The top 50 entrants will be invited to M Victoria to cook their signature dish and present their menu in June to the panel of judges.
A member of the judging panel and Michael will be present every night to score the young chef on the same criteria to form 50% of each finalist’s score. The remaining 50% will be awarded by the paying diners each evening.
This year Executive Chef Michael Reid and M Founder Martin Williams will be joined by judges including Andy Lynes, Daniel Watkins, Claudio Cardoso, Adam Handling, Jose Pizarro, Michael Wignall, Selin Kiazim, Cyrus Todiwala, Tom Kemble and Richard Bainbridge.
After regional heats, the top twenty finalists will be invited to host a ‘Pop Up’ night at M Victoria St in our RAW restaurant in July. The Winner and Runner Up will both be invited to ‘Take-Over’ the restaurant for a week, will win a trip with Pommery to Champagne and much more…
Applications to be entered by 30th April 2018
Regional Finals will be held in Manchester and London in May
3rd -28th July, Finalist’s Pop Ups
31st July, Young Chef of The Year Awards Party
7th August, Runners Up’s Take Over
14th August, Winners Take Over
The winners of The 2017 M & Bookatable Young Chef of the Year Award in association with Champagne Pommery were two of the UK’s brightest young chef stars – Jack Barwick of ‘The Dairy’ and Perry Torrance of ‘Smiths of Smithfield’.
The competition saw finalists host a pop-up night at M Victoria Street, with Jack and Perry both crowned winners after gaining the joint highest score from points awarded by both the judging panel and the diners.