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Chef of the Future 2016 - competition now open!

18 February 2016 

Chef of the Future 2016

Vegetarian food has experienced a revolution in recent times. The amazing creations seen in the finest restaurants up and down the country have never been more varied, inspiring and delicious – all thanks to their virtuoso chefs. To celebrate the work of these often unsung culinary geniuses the Vegetarian Society Cookery School is hosting its 'Chef of the Future 2016' competition. To enter the competition, simply complete the online entry form at www.vegsoc.org/chefofthefuture by Monday 23 May 2016.

The two-stage competition is open to anyone who can create vegetarian dishes fit for any high-end restaurant. The first stage sees entrants submit a three-course vegetarian menu for four people, from which a shortlist of four finalists will be selected. Stage two will involve finalists cooking these delectable menus in just three hours in a 'cook off' on 14 June 2016.

Alex Connell, Principal Tutor at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School said, “We're looking for people with a real flair for food who can make starters spectacular, main courses magnificent and desserts to die for. Entrants do not have to be vegetarian themselves but they do need to know how to create great tasting vegetarian dishes.”

The winner of the competition will not only be crowned 'Chef of the Future 2016', but will also win a personalised Vegetarian Society Cookery School chef's jacket, a trophy, a bottle of Champagne, and a fully-funded place on the professional diploma course, worth over £1,700. 

The Vegetarian Society Cookery School has a range of courses for the general public and for those working in the catering industry. Courses are designed to increase knowledge and skills in vegetarian and vegan food.  The school is dedicated to teaching small groups in modern training kitchens in Altrincham.The courses are backed by nearly 170 years of Vegetarian Society experience and accredited by the Independent Cookery Schools Association (the school is a founding member of the association). 

Find out more at www.vegsoccookeryschool.org or follow the school on Twitter @vegsoc_cookery and facebook.com/vegsoccookeryschool. Plus follow the school at Instagram.com/the_vegetarian_society. 


Notes for editors

•For more press information please contact Su 0161 925 2012 email su@vegsoc.org mobile 07973 108 165

.•For images of past winners, their menus or comments please contact Su

•A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or the by-products of slaughter

.•Diary date: National Vegetarian Week 2016 is from 16-22 May, contact Su for info.





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