Teflon non-stick coating has announced the launch of its 2020 Diamond Standards Awards.
The cookery competition is open to amateur chefs of all ages, including those attending schools or catering colleges looking to showcase what they've learnt.
The competition has three categories, ‘keen young cooks' for those aged between 12 and 16; ‘aspiring student chefs', for 16- to 19-year-olds and ‘keen home cooks' for those aged 17 and over.
Both ‘keen young cook' and ‘aspiring student chef' entrants will be asked to submit and cook a signature dish, although for those in the older category this should have a twist. ‘Keen home cooks' will be asked to submit and cook their signature dinner party menu.
The winning student and young cook will be put forward for a prestigious three-year specialised chef scholarship, arranged by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and managed by Bournemouth and Poole College.
Home cooks will compete for a luxury hamper. In addition winners will receive Teflon™ non-stick coated cookware and equipment from sponsors as well as cash prizes of up to £500. Sponsors include Circulon® and Thermapen® as well as BonChef® and The Caterer.
Entries close on 31 October 2019 with shortlisted finalists cooking at the Keen Young Cook and Aspiring Student Chef National Final scheduled for Monday 3 February 2020 at Bournemouth and Poole College and the Keen Home Cook National Final scheduled for Wednesday 29 January 2020 at the Waitrose Cookery School, London.
Your family says you’re the ‘best cook ever’. Why not see what a panel of esteemed chefs say?
Take your cooking to the next level and showcase your skills in the Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards. The annual cookery competition, headline sponsored by Anolon UK, offers the chance for non-professional cooks to gain recognition for their passion and cooking ability.
Open to all aged 12 years and above, this exciting cooking challenge has three categories.
Keen Home Cooks (17 years and over)
How to enter: Submit 3 dinner party signatures.
The winner's prize: an exclusive weekend in Dorset for two people with a bespoke day's cookery course at the Lesley Waters Cookery School including overnight accommodation and dinner at the luxurious Eastbury Hotel. Plus cookware worth £150.
Aspiring Student Chefs (16-19 years)
How to enter: Submit a signature classic with a twist.
The winner's prize: a cash prize of £500, £250 worth of cookware for their college plus the option to take up a three year Specialised Chefs Scholarship.
Keen Young Cooks (12-16 years)
How to enter: Submit a favourite baking recipe, either sweet or savoury.
The winner's prize: a cash prize of £200, £100 worth of cookware plus the option to take up a three year Specialised Chefs Scholarship.
T’s & C’s: Entries close on 31st October 2018 with the national final scheduled for 23rd January 2019 for the Keen Young Cooks & Keen Home Cooks at the Waitrose Cookery School, London. The Aspiring Student Chef national final will be held on 4th February 2019 at Bournemouth & Poole College.