Information on this year's Young Chef competition


The Rotary Young Chef Competition is a well-established and successful competition organised and promoted by Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland and sponsored by Filippo Berio.

It is a four-stage national competition to support and encourage development of cookery skills. Some stages may have more than one round.


This competition aims to encourage young people to:

•    Learn how to cook a healthy meal

•    Develop food presentation skills

•    Consider food hygiene issues

•    Develop organisational and planning skills

•    Develop an ability to cope in a demanding situation


  • Clubs to enter the competition no later than 1st September2017.  UNFORTUNATELY NO LATE  ENTRIES CAN BE ACCEPTED.*
  • Arrange Club competition to be completed by 3rd November 2017 – using local Chefs; head teachers; and/or suitably qualified persons to judge.                  
  • Winner and runner-up go forward to an Area Final which should be completed by 8th December 2017
  • Area winner and runner-up go forward to District Final. This will be held on Saturday 3rd FEebruary 2018 at West Lothian College, Livingston. (To be confirmed)
  • Winner and runner up go forward to the Regional Final. Date & Venue TBC
  • The National Final – The 2017/18 National Final will be held on Saturday 28th April 2018. Venue to be confirmed.


D1020 Club entry form - click here

Rules for entry - click here

Club competition rules - click here

Guidance notes - click here

RIBI information pack - click here