Brakes begins search for winning student team chefs

24 November 2008 by
Brakes begins search for winning student team chefs

The 15th Brakes Student Team Chef Challenge in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs is now open for entries.

The competition, targeted at teams of student chefs studying at NVQ Level 3, provides a showcase for their skills ahead of full-time professional employment.

Each team consists of three members that must prepare, cook and serve as regional three course meal for four covers in one hour 15 minutes.

From the paper entries, short-listed entrants will be invited to attend one of five regional heats where they will compete in a cook-off against nine other teams.

The five winning teams from the heats will be invited to take part in the live final at ScotHot in Glasgow on 4 March 2009.

The members of the winning team will each receive a Global knife set and a five day work experience placement with Christopher Basten, head chef at the London Marriott County Hall hotel.

The closing date for entries is 30 November 2008 and more details and an entry from can be found at

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By Chris Druce

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