“With several colleges getting in touch and asking for more time, we decided to ease the pressure and put the deadline for the 2017 Challenge back until the 5th December to give absolutely everyone the opportunity to be involved. We understand it’s a busy time for catering departments but it’s shaping up to be a fantastic challenge so we have extended the deadline to enable a few more teams to take part.”
The challenge sees teams of three students tasked with creating, preparing and cooking a three-course, three-cover menu around the theme ‘Healthy Gourmet Fine Dining’. The menu must include:
- A vegetarian starter containing at least one super grain, such as amaranth, chia seeds, freekeh or quinoa
- A main course that can contain meat or fish but must be centred around imaginative healthy cooking techniques
- A dessert that should contain fruit where possible and refrain from containing too much butter and cream.
Applications, Timings and Deadlines
Chef lecturers are encouraged to email all entries to email@example.com as soon as possible. Each team will be required to submit a completed entry form, which includes details of their three-course, three-cover menu, the ingredients and methodology used for each course and the associated costs of each element, which must total a maximum of £8 per cover. Deadline for registrations now closes on the 5th December.
The menus will then be judged with the winning teams selected to compete in regional heats at the end of January 2017 before the successful teams make it through to the live final which will take place on the 15th March in the Live Theatre of ScotHot – Scotland’s biggest food, drink and hospitality show. ScotHot runs from the 15-16th March at the SECC Glasgow and is also home to the 31st Scottish Culinary Championships.
Do you already have an entry form? Send it completed with details of your three-course, three-cover menu, the ingredients and methodology used for each course and the associated costs of each element as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org. Need an entry form? Request one from Emma or visit www.countryrangestudentchef.co.uk as soon as possible to request one