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Wessex Salon Culinaire chefs' competition is rebranded as the British Student Culinary Championships

22 January 2020 by
Wessex Salon Culinaire 2019 final

The Craft Guild of Chefs Wessex Salon Culinaire chef's competition has been rebranded The British Student Culinary Championships.

It is the largest student-focused catering competition in the country and is regarded as a helpful platform for providing entrants with their first competition experience.

The long-running contest, now in its 22nd year, has boosted the careers of some of the UK's most prominent chefs including Ruth Hanson and Adam Smith.

Craft Guild of Chefs' chief executive, Andrew Green, said: "The change of name reflects the growth of competition as it attracts students from all over the UK. We hope this move will encourage even more young chefs to enter for the chance to get their first taste of a professional competition and to showcase their culinary skills."

The location for the final has also changed, moving from Brockenhurst College in Hampshire to Central Bedfordshire College in Dunstable.

There are five categories of competition: live hot, live cold, restaurant, cold static and bakery. Entries will open in February and the finals will take place on 27 and 28 May.

More than 270 culinary students competed in the 2019 Wessex Salon Culinaire. The Craft Guild of Chefs is the largest UK chefs' association with members worldwide in foodservice and hospitality.

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