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North East of Scotland Chef of the Year & Restaurant of the Year Competition

North East of Scotland Chef & Restaurant of the Year Competition Returns – Let the Battle Commence!

Hospitality Training Aberdeen is delighted to announce the return of one of Scotland’s most prestigious and respected culinary contests, the North East of Scotland Chef of the Year & Restaurant of the Year competition. The event will once again be putting the spotlight on the fresh talent coming out of the region’s kitchens and the commitment to excellence and innovation in our local restaurant scene. 

The event is the largest regional culinary competition of its type in Scotland and aims to raise levels of culinary excellence and encourage the use of the quality local ingredients being produced in the north east. Each year, the best and most creative chefs compete for the best Chef titles which can open doors to future success and create many industry opportunities.

The competition relies on the support of the hospitality industry and it’s suppliers. Karen Black, General Manager, Hospitality Training said, “We are so grateful to our supporters, which make this key event happen. We want to celebrate the resilience of our local chefs and business owners after a tumultuous two years and a difficult economic situation many eateries are experiencing at the present time. Our special thanks go to our headline sponsors this year, Entier Ltd and Chefs North- East for their generosity and support and to the Federation of Chefs Scotland their continued support.”

A cash prize of £1500 augments the professional cache of being crowned winner of the senior chef category.

The competition, which takes place on the 20th May at North East Scotland College followed by a glittering awards dinner at the Chester Hotel, Aberdeen.

All finalists have now been notified, and invited to our Chef seminar at the Entier Headquarters, The Olive House, Westhill on Monday 29th April. The timings are as follows: 

Young Chefs - 11.30 - 12.30

Senior & Seafood - 13.00 - 14.00

For more information, please drop us an email: -

Alternatively, if you wish to download an application form, please click the below button, and see the attached rules for each category. 

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