Let’s raise a glass to our partners and supporters... these fantastic organisations help us bring Young Chef Young Waiter to life.

Our partners & sponsors are key to the success of World Young Chef Young Waiter, allowing us to support the next generation of hospitality talent.

We work with partners and sponsors to bring the competition to life, connecting the hospitality stars of the future to the best organisations and brands in the world.

Partners and sponsors can support the World Young Chef Young Waiter competition, or support home grown talent through our individual countries.

World Young Chef Young Waiter also manages major industry events from the iconic Michelin Revelation to the prestigious Restaurant Association Gala Dinner and the distinguished International Restaurateurs’ Dinner.

Partners and Sponsors can join in our events calendar with packages which are tailored to suit your brand’s specific needs. Whether it is because you want to show your business is a market leader, moving into a new area or you simply want to grow your brand’s presence, event sponsorship could be the boost your business needs.

Working with World Young Chef Young Waiter means access to world class chefs, the opportunity to work with complementary luxury brands and meeting our young chefs and young waiters.


Our work with NEFT Vodka

Our work with NEFT Vodka has expanded global by hosting special events in both the UK and Monaco. By collaborating with World Young Chef Young Waiter, sponsors just like NEFT are able to become part of a global hospitality community. Providing opportunities for young professionals to gain invaluable knowledge and self-confidence regarding their future careers as a lifelong passion in hospitality.

Paul Robinson, Chief Creative Officer, NEFT Vodka: “As a young progressive brand, it is a pleasure to be involved with a competition that promotes and rewards young progressive talent in hospitality. Spirits and hospitality have always walked hand in hand and the future of these global industries depends on the energy and creative skills of enthusiastic young innovators.


Our work with Great Campaign

World Young Chef Young Waiter Chairman Robert Walton MBE and Head Chef Judge Adam Handling have become Ambassadors for the GREAT Britain & Northern Ireland campaign to help promote the UK hospitality sector globally.

A recognised and respected figure in the UK hospitality industry, Robert is the longest serving President of the Restaurant Association of Great Britain. Passionate about helping the next generation of talent, Robert now takes Great Campaign Globally in a bid to help young professional exceed their hospitality dreams.


In 2020 we teamed up with our sponsor Arla Pro to create an exclusive Young Chef Young Waiter & Arla Pro Cookbook.

Our judges Theo Randall, Adam Handling and Mario Perera shared their top advice for chefs at the beginning of their culinary career. Plus the young chef finalists, including our winner Peter Meechan, revealed the dishes they created in the final competition.

Jenna Hodgson-Silke, Head of Marketing – Arla Pro UK said: “We work with professional chefs all over the world to develop natural, high quality dairy products that function in the professional kitchen and we understand that better food means better business. Our farmer owners are proud to sponsor Young Chef Young Waiter and give support to the next generation of talent which will drive the industry forward.”



UKHospitality is the powerful voice representing the broad hospitality sector – covering everything from bars, coffee shops, contract catering, hotels, nightclubs, visitor attractions and other leisure venues.

read more Its main aims are to represent the sector, promote the sector, share best practice and create an unrivalled networking platform.
The sector is a major contributor to the UK economy, employing 2.9 million people and generating £130bn in economic activity. Hospitality is the 3rd largest private sector employer in the UK; double the size of financial services and bigger than automotive, pharmaceuticals and aerospace combined.

The Restaurant Association

The Restaurant Association, a subsidiary of UKHospitality, is a non-government representative body for hotels, clubs, restaurants, leisure outlets and other hospitality-related organisations nationwide.

read more The association promotes the interests of the hospitality industry to the Government Ministers, MPs, MSPs, Welsh Assembly Members, MEPs, the EU Commission, the City and the Media.

Chefs Adopt a School

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, founded in 1980, was quickly recognised as Britain’s leading professional association for head chefs, pastry chefs, restaurant managers and quality suppliers.

read more It achieves its main objectives through a series of groundbreaking education and training programmes.
Adopt a School, incorporating Chefs Adopt a School and Hospitality in Schools, is a national charity founded in 1990. Our programme, delivered by chefs and hospitality professionals in primary schools across Britain, helps children to develop healthy eating habits and encourages an enthusiasm and interest in food, cooking, food provenance and sustainability, giving an insight into the hospitality industry.

Springboard UK Future Chef

Springboard UK promotes careers in hospitality, leisure and tourism showcasing the industry as a vibrant, dynamic and great place to work.

read more The Springboard Charity helps young people achieve their potential and nurtures unemployed people of any age into work. It helps alleviates poverty by supporting disadvantaged and underprivileged people into sustainable employment.
Springboard's FutureChef Programme has been designed to engage chefs and industry professionals to work with schools throughout the UK promoting hospitality as a career. The programme, for young people aged 12-16, aims to inspire them when making their career choices post 16. Chefs work with local schools providing demonstrations, skill based challenges, ambassador activities and work experience.

OUR CHARITY - Action Against Hunger

World Young Chef Young Waiter is delighted to support Action Against Hunger for 2023

read more For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, we have led the global fight against hunger. Thanks to the fantastic fundraising efforts of supporters like you, we can continue to save the lives of children and work with communities to create a world free from hunger. Our Action Against Hunger starts with you!

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that takes decisive action against thecauses and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger.

Our Global Partners and Supporters