Our prestigious Chef Stagiaire Award competition is back for 2016/2017- with a new set of judges, 10 new Michelin Star semi-final destinations and an amazing final with an extravagant new prize. For passionate chefs under the age of 25 this is the perfect competition for you. Chef Stagiaire strives for each individual to dream bigger.
Chef Stagiaire consists of three rounds of competition. Beginning with a paper submission. From this submission the 10 most innovative menus will be chosen by our 3 award winning judges to complete a stage in a different Michelin starred kitchen and from there the two most impressive semi-finalists will be selected to compete in a Two Michelin starred kitchen for the opportunity to win the most extraordinary experience imaginable.
Previous Winners Experiences
Louise Roberts 2015
The winner in 2015 Louise Roberts gained the incredible opportunity to work in two of the most unique and prestigious restaurants, Joel Robuchon 3 Michelin star Restaurant in Las Vegas and the immense Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman. Louise said, “The competition took me completely outside my comfort zone and has given me the opportunity to work with some truly amazing Michelin starred chefs.” With the final at 2 Michelin Star ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London, where Executive Chef of The Fat Duck Group, Ashley Palmer Watts judged. To about Louise’s thoughts after winning: Caterer Article
Emily Greenough 2014
“When I entered Chef Stagiaire I didn’t know what to expect, but it is the best decision I have ever made”, Emily Greenough commented after her win in 2014. From entering the competition, she was able to embark on a new culinary experience with competing in her stage in Arburtus which won her a place in the final, involving a week long stage at Dinner by Heston, where she was finally decided as the winner. Emily Prize was 2 weeks at 2 Michelin Star Atelier Crenn in San Francisco working with Dominique Crenn followed by a further 2 weeks in Six Senses Zighy Bay – Oman.