Young Chef

District 1070 Young Chef Competition 2018

About the Young Chef Competition

This is a competition for  young people  who  enjoy cooking. Cooking amongst young people is a valuable life skill often  motivated by TV chefs and  media.

This competition is open to all students in full time education between ages 11 and 17 on 31st August 2017.

Students who are in part-time (day release) education are not eligible to take part. Full details of the eligibility criteria are in the competition rules.

The Young Chefs need to demonstrate that they can produce a healthy economical meal for two people and ·show good cooking and presentation skills.

As well as culinary skills the competition encourages the development of  good  organisational skills ·

Rotary Clubs provide talented Young Chefs  the opportunity to participate in a local round of the competition.

The winners of the club round of the competition go onto the District and Regional finals held in February 2018.

The winners of the Regional finals then have the opportunity to go forward to compete in the National Finals held on 28th April 2018.

Competition timetable


Stage 1

Clubs reserve a place in the District Final by 3rd November 2017

Stage 2

Clubs organise a local competition to be held by 21st  January 2018

Stage 3

Clubs notify their District Final entrant’s details by 26th January 2018.

Stage 4

District Final (East) Sat 3rd February 2018 District Final (West)  Sat 24th February 2018  Venues to be finalised
Stage 5 Regional Final, Date and Venue to be finalised
Stage 6 RIBI (Rotary in British & Ireland) National Finals – District 1210, 28th April, 2018

Competition Rules and Entry form


The Young Chef Competition Rules and Competition Entry Form can be downloaded here in the Young Chef Competition Information Pack.

Entry forms or requests for further information should be sent to the District Organiser, Fay Barrett.

( n.b Club reservations for the District Round of the competition should be made by Friday 3rd November 2017 with Fay Barrett to ensure that your entrant from the club round has a place. Places are limited. Download a reservation form for the District round of the competition  here )

Guidance Notes for Rotary Clubs

Guidance notes have been produced for District 1070 clubs entering the District rounds of the competition to assist with the organisation of a Young Chef competition.

These can be downloaded just  here

2016/17 District & National Finals Results

To view the results of last year’s District 1070 round of the Young Chef competition just click here 

To see details of the 2017 National Young Chef Winner Tabitha Steven, the youngest ever winner of the competition click here