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compete against some of the best chefs at each skill level
experience first hand coaching from some of the industry's top chefs
build your confidence
feel the pressure of the kitchen first hand
learn new skills
get a taste for the competition arena
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Major International and the Craft Guild of Chefs annual Major Series is one of the longest running young chef competitions in the UK and gives students of varying skill levels the chance to experience the competition arena first hand. A chance to build new skills, gain confidence and get a taste for the heat of the kitchen, the regional heats take place at colleges around the country throughout the year and the winners from the top class in each heat go on to compete for the Major Series Trophy at either Hotelympia or The Foodservice Show!
“Today the Major Series is seen as one of the UK’s premier young chef competitions and is a great way to encourage creativity and showcase your skills. The standard is improving every year and I’m always amazed by the innovative ways the students use the Major products,” comments David Bryant, Managing Director, Major International.
“We’re incredibly lucky to have a team of fantastic colleges on board who welcome us back every year and hard working lecturers who encourage their students to compete. It’s an invaluable experience for the students and with some exciting new opportunities coming this year, we can’t wait to see what they bring to the table,” says Wayne Harris, Chairman of the Judges for the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Having witnessed and tasted some fantastic entries over the years, we can’t wait to see what the future will bring so go on, put yourself to the test and download an application form today!
To register your interest call the Craft Guild of Chefs on: 020 8948 3870 or email: [email protected].
Alternatively download your brochure through the link below or visit:
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Major have been the sponsors of the BCF Young Chef of the Year competition for over 20 years. They have seen some incredible winners over the time and the judges have been extremely impressed with the standard. 
Peter Griffiths, President of the British Culinary Federation and Salon Director of Hotelympia, comments “The competition which is open to all chefs provides a fantastic opportunity for both new and established professionals to showcase their cutting-edge creativity and be recognised for their talent and culinary skills using the best of British home produced food.”
If you would like any further information please contact secretary@britishculinary or call 01564 776842
Major also sponsor the Chef of the Year event at the University of Cambridge Culinary Competition. The event is held at Cambridge Regional College and receives a huge following from all of the Cambridge University chefs and spectators.  
If you would like any further information please contact Charlotte Bryant on 01933 423540 or email [email protected]  

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