The deadline for this year's Young Chef Young Waiter](http://www.bha.org.uk/details1.cfm?page=ycyw&CFID=18605742&CFTOKEN=31385253) competition has been extended to 9 July.
Now in its 26th year, the competition, which is open for chefs and waiters aged 25 and under, is an award for both front and back of house.
It is organised by the British Hospitality Association (BHA) and the Restaurant Association (RA) in partnership with American Express, the Savoy Educational Trust and Sodexo as well as various sponsors and rewards the best young chef and young waiter in the hospitality industry.
Judges will include Bruce Poole, chef proprietor of the Michelin-starred Chez Bruce, as the chair of the chef judges and Stephen Mannock of Darlington College as the chair of the waiter judges.
Headline sponsor Von Essen Hotels will host the regional waiters' finals at Seaham Hall in County Durham and Hotel Verta in London.
To apply, visit the British Hospitality Association website or contact Pauline Jackson on 020 7404 7744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Kerstin Kühn
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