Young Chef Young Waiter Final at UK Pavilion at Expo in Dubai November 2021

Thanks to a new partnership with The Department for International Trade, Young Chef Young Waiter 2021 will be stepping up to a global audience this year, taking 20 UK semi-finalists to battle it out at the UK Pavilion at Expo 2021 Dubai in the UAE next November.

Darren Tierney, Senior Responsible Owner for the UK at Expo 2021 Dubai, comments: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the talented contestants of Young Chef Young Waiter to demonstrate their ability on a world stage. The UK Pavilion at Expo 2021 Dubai will showcase some of our future stars within the food and hospitality industry – a sector where we have a proud history of excellence and innovation.”

Robert Walton MBE, president of the Restaurant Association and founder of The NTH Degree, Global comments: “As the past Chairman of the competition from 2006 to 2012, I was delighted to relaunch the Young Chef Young Waiter concept and give a new generation a fantastic opportunity to excel in the hospitality industry. Young Chef Young Waiter in 2019 exceeded all of our expectations and was a spectacular success last year. We are especially excited to see that our Young Chef winner Richard Henderson has now moved to London to work with one of the UK’s most acclaimed British chefs, Tom Aikens. Our ambitions for this competition are global and it is thanks to our new partnership with The Department for International Trade that Young Chef Young Waiter 2020 will be travelling to Dubai next year. Our 20 UK semi-finalists, who will be aged 26 and under, will battle it out in the UK Pavilion at Expo 2021 Dubai in November. This is a huge step for the future of the hospitality industry and is the perfect opportunity to showcase British creativity and talent, plus expose the semi-finalists to a world stage.”

Take a look at our Young Chef Young Waiter 2019 final which was hosted by Masterchef’s John Torode

Date: November 2021
Location: UK Pavilion at Expo 2021

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12th August 2021

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