North West Young Chef competition postponed
The organising team behind the North West Young Chef of the Year has made the decision to postpone the 20th edition of the competition to ensure the safety and well-being of chef competitors and all related stakeholders during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The competition, held in association with Essential Cuisine, Sous Vide Tools, CHR Equipment and hospitality training provider CPL Online, was to stage three semi-finals between 25 March and 1 April, with a final set for 13 May.
Chairman of the judging panel Brian Mellor,explained: "This decision has been taken jointly with the organisers and was made in the interests of the health and safety of everyone involved.
"We know this will come as a blow to our young contestants – 2020 was a record-breaking year for entries – but we feel it's the absolute right thing to do. Once we are in a position to go again, your place stands and will be honoured. We would like to thank everyone – chefs, judges, sponsors, mentors – for their support at this difficult and unprecedented time."