The finalists in the relaunched Young Chef Young Waiter competitions have been revealed.
The 32 finalists – 16 waiters and 16 chefs (listed below) – will take part in a live final in London on 28 and 29 October.
The judging panel for the competition includes chefs Jason Atherton, Tom Kerridge, Claude Bosi, Brian Turner and Tom Aikens.
Atherton, of the Social Company, said: "I'm so pleased to be involved in this year's Young Chef Young Waiter and to help promote the hospitality industry to young people. It's fast-paced and hectic but a rewarding exciting industry to be a part of and this competition is a great way for young people to start out."
The competition, which was established in 1979, has been relaunched by private members club Nth Degree Global in partnership with UKHospitality and the Restaurant Association, to promote hospitality as a career of choice.
Finalists for Best Young Chef of the Year
Alexandra Henderson, the Lansdowne Club, Mayfair
Alexander Parker, the Hand and Flowers, Marlow
Ben Wright, Clocktower restaurant, Rudding Park hotel, Harrogate
Connor Twomey, Julie's Restaurant, Holland Park
Jordan Radford, Hogan Lovells – Bartlett Mitchell
Lewis Glaister, Bluebird Restaurant, Chelsea
Luke Simmons, Hide Above, Mayfair
Marco Loriggiola, Cantina del Ponte, London Bridge
Natasha Ohene-Nyako, 100 Wardour Street, Soho
Nathaniel Mortley, Freshfields - Bartlett and Mitchell
Nicholas Reina, the Fat Duck, Bray
Richard Henderson, Restaurant Hywel Jones, Lucknam Park, Chippenham
Richard Horsford, the Avenue Cookery School, Wandsworth
Ryan Baker, Northall restaurant, Corinthia hotel, Westminster
Tony Leung, the Biltmore, Mayfair
Vittorio Pali, SohoHouse UK
Finalists for Best Young Waiter of the Year
Alessandro Calzavacca, Jean-Georges at the Connaught, Mayfair
Alessia Rivano, Angler, Finsbury
Andrea La Cognata, the Fat Duck, Bray
Antoine Paon, Hide Ground Floor, Mayfair
Asia Raele, Hide Above, Mayfair
Cristina Sabater-Hayes, the Hand and Flowers, Marlow
Davide Santeramo, the Stafford, Mayfair
Declan Wilkins, the Hand and Flowers, Marlow
Hannah Sloan, Rockliffe Hall golf and spa hotel, Darlington
Georgia Wheatley, The Ivy Temple Row, Birmingham
Joanna Gaslowska, Orrery, Marylebone
Joseph Barker, Rothay Manor Hotel, Ambleside
Katie Lyons, the Crafthouse, Leeds
Salvatore Delle Donne, the Fat Duck, Bray
Mattia Leonardi, The Ritz London, Mayfair
Mattia Launech, the Stafford London, Mayfair