Terms & Conditions

Competition rules and regulations 2020


Young Chef Young Waiter (YCYW) 2020 is being organised and operated by the Nth Degree Global in Association with UK Hospitality, the Restaurant Association and many other leading hospitality partners. The Nth Degree’s registered office is: Wyvols Court Basingstoke Road, Swallowfield, Reading, Berkshire, England, RG7 1WY. Registration number: 12166272

The overall purpose of YCYW:

The competition launch is May 15, 2020 with online judging taking place after the entry period closed on 30 October. The final of the competition will be held at a central London Venue where live judging will take place for both Chefs and Waiters on 16-17 November (subject to Government guidance related to Covid 19)

These regulations will be published on the YCYW web site www.youngchefyoungwaiter.co.uk and will be updated from time to time.

All participants are invited to carefully read the regulations:

By participating in the competition, participants declare that they understand and accept all the clauses contained herein.



1. Aim of the competition

Promoting Hospitality as a career of choice, a profession and a vocation. The opportunity for all Chefs and Waiters taking part to celebrate their talent, enhance their professional development and above all support their personal vision of the world of food and service, having a positive impact on our profession at large.


2. Participation period

The competition will be launched May 15, 2020 via a link to the YCYW website. All participants will be asked to register online to take part. Online registration will be permitted through the months of May 15 to November 20, 2020 The applications will be shortlisted to 32 from the online applications and these 32 successful candidates will then attend the live judging final to be held on the w/c December 7, 2020* subject to Government Guidelines in London.
Important note: It is therefore important for all participants to ensure they are available during the final dates as of the first online registration phase.


3. Participation requirements – Please read carefully


4. Live final

The live final will be held in London on w/c December 7, 2020* subject to Government Guidelines. The finalists should be available to come to London during this week. This will be paid for by the Nth Degree Global (the organiser).

Each chef will be provided with all the ingredients required to provide the dishes required that will be judged. The Waiting teams will be provided with the relevant equipment and items required to perform their tasks that will be judged.

The tasks will be performed in a relevant London venue that is equipped with the workstations required to perform the tasks. Transport to and from this venue from the hotel will be provided by the organiser.


5. Promotion plan

All YCYWs finalists will be promoted through our media partners and provide visibility throughout our profession. It is intended that the event be designed to give recognition to the vast talent that exists in our profession and to provide a platform for the successful candidates for the future. The competition is endorsed and fully supported by UK Hospitality
and the Restaurant Association of Great Britain.


6. Data Protection

The personal data of participants will be collected and used by the organiser, as well as suppliers and relevant parties involved in the management and organising of this event, in compliance with the provision of the data protection policy of the organiser. This can be found on here.

By participating in the venture, participants are invited to provide their consent (optional) to receive additional promotional correspondence from the organiser, selected partners and for signing up to the organiser’s newsletter. By providing this optional consent, participants agree to receive emails and or correspondence regarding the organiser’s products and services.


7. General Clauses

These terms and conditions provide all the necessary information to take part in the competition. By taking part in the competition, participants accept all the clauses contained herein

The organiser will organise all accommodation for the semi and final of the competition and include transport from the hotel to the competition venue

All personal expenses are the responsibility of the participant unless otherwise agreed between the participant and the organiser

Participation in the semi final and final and the title of YC or YW are non-transferable and have no intrinsic financial value. The organiser shall not accept any responsibility for any damages or losses suffered by the participants as a result of their participation in the competition, without prejudice to the responsibility of the organiser in the event of death or
damage suffered by the participants deriving from the negligence of the organiser

Any decision made by the organiser regarding any aspect of the promotion shall be considered final and irrevocable

The organiser shall not be held responsible for any delays or the impossibility to fulfil its obligation following an interference, action or omission, event or circumstances beyond its reasonable control (eg because of war, terrorism, a state of emergency or natural disaster)

In association with

Our Partners and Supporters 2020

Our Sponsers and Partners 2019