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The finalists for 'UK Young Restaurant Team of the Year 2014' have now been announced, part of this year's Skills of Chefs event

Posted by Hannah Oakman | May 02, 2014 | Catering & hospitality

The finalists were selected by Andrew Bennett MBE, Chair of Judges are the City of Liverpool College, City College Norwich, Sheffield City College, SRUC Elmwood and Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa. 

Andrew commented: “The finalists selected all prepared an excellent entry with some interesting and potentially outstanding dishes”.

The final will take place at the annual Skills for Chefs and Skills for Service Conference to be held in Sheffield in July.

The teams will have to create a three course meal for four people, which will be preceded by a reception drink, accompanied by wines and also fnish the meal with a hot beverage.

David McKown, Director of the Skills Conferences commented: “The meal must be influenced by Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine since the teams are competing for the amazing prize of a trip to Istanbul hosted by MSA, The Culinary Arts Academy of Istanbul."

Each team must use a set of compulsory ingredients including seafish, lamb, callebaut chocolate, essential cuisine, maldon salt and also use table waters from Wenlock Spring.

The winning team will be announced at a spectacular Gala Awards Dinner held at The University of Sheffield on 10 July and the trophy will be presented by The Master Chefs of Great Britain who are one of the key sponsors.

The Skills for Chefs and Skills for Service Conference, who are hosting the competition, will showcase the talents from leading chefs and food service professionals from around the world.

For more information please visit on the conference and the competition call 0114 222 8916 or visit: and

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