Exmoor Young Chef Competition 2023

The Exmoor Young Chef 2023 competition has just been launched are we're now open for applications from 12-16 year olds. Closing date is  21 July and Competition day is Saturday 7th October at West Somerset College, Minehead.

Through the competition we are hoping to inspire young people and ignite the passion for cooking that can lead a young person onto great things in a rewarding career within the hospitality industry on Exmoor.  There is an abundance of fantastic local produce, award-winning restaurants and exciting training and upskilling opportunities available in the National Park. Watch the film above taken at last year's event.

For full 2023 details,  Information Pack, Application Form and to arrange a visit by a Pro Chef to your school please email or go to:

Follow the links below to 2 Press releases regarding the 2022 competition. Winner Perran Clark from Braunton is now a professional chef and Nathan Reardon from Cullompton is at catering college in Exeter. (Watch Nathan appear in a You Tube cooking video here! It was one of his prizes.)

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