Young Chef 2018-19

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 21st September2018.  UNFORTUNATELY NO LATE  ENTRIES CAN BE ACCEPTED.*
  • Arrange Club competition to be completed by 2nd November 2018 – 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 14th December 2018
  • Area winner and runner-up go forward to District Final. This will be held on Saturday 2nd FEebruary 2018 at West Lothian College, Livingston.
  • Winner and runner up go forward to the Regional Final. Date & Venue TBC
  • The National Final – The 2018/19 National Final will be held on Saturday 27th April 2018 at Leeds City College, Printworks Campus, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JY


D1020 Club entry form - click here

Club competition rules - click here

Guidance notes - click here

RIBI information pack - click here