At the live competition in London, finalists will battle it out to impress our high profile judges. The judges have the tough task of identifying the three top chefs and three top waiters. Winners will be announced at the sensational evening event at Quaglino’s on Tuesday 29 October. All finalists will be invited to this spectacular celebration. A party not to be missed!
Head Judge - Chef
Head Judge - Waiter
Our inspirational judging panel includes Claude Bosi, Emily Roux, Jeff Galvin, Clare Smyth MBE, Andy Downton, Johanna Wimmer and other big names in hospitalitySee all judges
Finding the best
Across the UK in 2019
Join the fabulous festivities to support the young chefs and waiters, celebrate the finalists and congratulate the winners. Special guests from the world of hospitality will make this a night to remember!
As well as the massive accolade of being crowned a Young Chef or Young Waiter of the Year, we have some awesome prizes to help winners and placeholders celebrate their success in style!
Combining an unforgettable personal trip of a lifetime with priceless professional development, the prizes will match our top 3 chefs and our top 3 waiters with world-renowned chefs and highly respected front of house specialists in amazing locations like the Cayman Islands and Napa, California.
Prizes will include travel, accommodation and completely unique work experience with exceptional experts in Michelin Starred restaurants. You’ll also have time to let your hair down and enjoy your triumph!
Winners and judges have included some the industry’s great recognisable names to include – Mark Sargeant, Marcus Wareing, Simon King, John Torode, Anne and Jamain Swarb, Jeremy King, Raymond Blanc OBE, Heston Blumenthal OBE, The Earl of Bradford and Lord Forte.Read more