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Sponsors of 2011 National Chef of the Year Award named

14 April 2011 by
Sponsors of 2011 National Chef of the Year Award named

Catering equipment supplier" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Lockhart](, [Unilever ]( Knorr and appliance manufacturer [Electrolux ]( the headline sponsors for this year's National Chef of the Year award

The awards, now in their 39th year, are organised by the [Craft Guild of Chefs](, and are also supported by [Continental Chef Supplies](, [Churchill China](, Blue Arrow Catering and Blend, London butcher [Rare](, [Gourmet Classic Cooking Wines](, and the [Restaurant Show](

The competition is open to all chefs (from hotels, restaurants, pubs, universities and contract caterers) who are 23 or older on 1 April. They will be asked to devise a three-course lunch menu for four and 40 semi-finalists will be chosen to battle for a place at the grand finale in London in October.

To enter, call Clair Bowman on 01293 610 329 or [download the entry form from the Craft Guild of Chefs website.

Competition time line
12 May
Deadline for entries
1 June Paper judging to choose 40 semi-finalists
5 September Semi-final at Sheffield College
8 September Semi-final and Portsmouth College
15 September Semi-final at Westminster Kingsway College
11 October Live final at Restaurant Show, Earls Court 2, London

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