90-minute competition | Tuesday 26th March
The long-running Country Range Student Chef Challenge provides full time hospitality and catering college students with the perfect platform to show off their cooking skills, knowledge, technique and experience the intense pressure and excitement of live competitive cooking. Lead sponsors Country Range, work closely with the Craft Guild of Chefs Chief Executive Andrew Green and Vice President Chris Basten, to develop a competition that puts a team’s core skills and techniques to the test and is in line with the syllabus to assess both classical and modern cooking techniques.
The focus for this year’s Country Range Student Chef competition is “Love Local”.
As the world becomes more connected, it’s easy to forget the wonders of local cuisines and the produce that is right on our own doorsteps. Local produce, provenance, seasonality, and sustainability play an increasingly significant role in what consumers are looking for when dining out.
Each team of three culinary students’ needs to prepare, cook, and present a three-course, four-cover menu, utilising the produce, history and traditions of their local area following the below criteria:
Starter – Vegetarian (can contain dairy and eggs), Main – One whole seabass served with a mollusc or bi-valve garnish, a starch, and seasonal vegetables and Dessert – Chocolate (at least 50% of white or dark Country Range drops must be used or a combination of both).
This year’s challenge has an added twist! To celebrate the rebranding of Country Range, each team’s menu needs to include five Country Range kitchen staples.
In addition to the embroidered chef’s jackets, certificates and medals awarded at the Country Range Student Chef Challenge Final, the winners and the runner up teams will receive the following prizes:
Each member of the winning team will receive one of their own Country Range Student Chef Challenge engraved Flint and Flame Professional Chef Knives on the day of the final. The students will also receive a stage at a Michelin starred restaurant in addition to a food study trip and dining experience with the Craft Guild of Chefs team.
Winning Team Lecturer
We appreciate the additional time and resource that each and every lecturer invests in order to allow teams to enter the Challenge. As a result, we award the winning team lecturer with their very own engraved knife set from Flint and Flame.
Runner Up Teams
Each student will receive a Country Range Student Chef Challenge engraved Flint and Flame Professional Chef Knife.
All entries are made via Country Range - For more info please contact - email@example.com
For more information, visit https://countryrange.co.uk/about/student-chef-challenge/
Competitors will need to provide a menu card for the judges to review with an allergen sheet.
This is a restricted class.