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It is easy to enter. Your submission will include:
You will also need to provide proof of identity including photo identification which shows your age and your right to work (for example: passport, identity card, visa etc)
Entry is free for young chefs and young waiters who are 26 years old or under before
16 November 2021: Young Chef Young Waiter United Kingdom
16 November 2021: Young Chef Young Waiter China & South East Asia
You must have a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in a hospitality establishment in the role of Chef or Waiter for a minimum of 3 years in the hospitality profession.
This can include time where you have been temporarily unable to work or been furloughed or receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment from your present role due to Covid-19.
[3 years refers to total minimum time required in the profession, not time at a single establishment]
The closing date for 2021 entries will be:
Yes, definitely. The competition is designed to provide participants the chance to interact with the judges and their peers during the final events.
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