Foster launches Chefs of Tomorrow competition
Foster Refrigerator has announced a new programme to recognise and develop talented young chefs.
Initially launched in conjunction with three colleges close to Foster's Norfolk base, the competition is open to trainee chefs studying at City College Norwich, the College of West Anglia and Cambridge Regional College.
The winner will win a four-day work placement at River Cottage HQ and £2,000 of new Foster products for their college.
Laura Kirk, head of marketing at Foster, said: "This is a great opportunity for us to give something back to the industry and to be a part of developing new talent.
"It seems right to support our local colleges, but we certainly hope to roll this out as a national competition in years to come."
The competition is open to VRQ level 1, 2 and 3 students. The young chefs will be encouraged to develop a three-course menu using locally sourced ingredients, but adhering to a strict budget for ingredients of only £15.
Judges will be looking for creative and inspirational menu ideas, and selected entrants will take part in MasterChef-style cook-off rounds in a bid to be crowned the overall winner.
For entry and deadline details visit www.fosterrefrigerator.co.uk/chefsoftomorrow.