Young Chef Young Waiter of the Year, in association with UK Hospitality and the Restaurant Association, has been honouring the best young chefs and waiters since 1979. Young Chef Young Waiter continues to highlight the remarkable skills of the finest young professionals building their careers in the industry.
Many past winners have gone on to achieve huge success in hospitality and YCYW proudly supports the future stars in Britain’s kitchens and restaurants.
Head Chef, Restauranteur
Young Chef of The Year 1995
Then: Daniel Boulud, Guy Savoy
Now: Marcus, The Berkeley. The Gilbert Scott. Tredwell’s
Young Chef of The Year 1996
Then: Oliver Peyton, Coast
Now: The Waterleaf Restaurant
Young Chef of The Year 2000
Then: Personal chef to Sir Paul Getty
Now: The Greenhouse, The Grove
JKS Restaurant Group
Young Waiter of The Year 2000
Then: The Ritz, Head Waiter
Now: JKS Restaurant Group
Young Waiter of The Year 2007
Then: Gordon Ramsay at Claridges
Judge YCYW 2010, 2011
Now: The Ritz
Young Chef Young Waiter is for anyone who is proud to work in hospitality, who has the drive, determination, personality and strength of character to succeed.
This competition provides phenomenal opportunities for young professionals who want to develop their careers, acquire new skills, expand their network, learn from inspirational experts and meet incredible peers.
We recognise that fresh new talent is key to the future of our exciting, ever-evolving industry. We want you to stand out in the crowd!