Craft Guild of Chefs Awards
The Team at Woods Foodservice would like to wish good luck to all the candidates taking part in this year’s Craft Guild of Chefs Kitchen and Pastry Graduate Awards. As supporters and advocates of emerging talent through the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts we love to see talented young chefs excelling and the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards are a fantastic springboard for new young chefs to showcase their talent to the wider industry.
This year celebrates 15 years of the Graduate Awards, which were founded by Vice-President, Steve Munkley in 2002. The Kitchen and Pastry Graduate examination is an Award for chefs aged 23 and under, to test and improve the skills which they have learned at college and in their early careers, taking them to the next level. The award has been known to accelerate a chef’s career with many previous Graduates going on to win national competitions and work in top restaurants around the world.
The 2017 heats will take place on Thursday, June 15, at the University of West London and at Sheffield College. Candidates will have to demonstrate their culinary skills in front of the Graduate examiners, led by former National Chef of the Year, Russell Bateman.
Yolande Stanley, chair of pastry examiners, added: “This is only the second year of the Pastry Graduate Award and I’m delighted that we doubled the number of entries this year. It recognises the importance of putting pastry in the spotlight and gives these young chefs a platform to not only develop their skills but also get their names out into the wider industry. I’m looking forward to seeing how the chefs perform when we get them into the kitchen next month.”