Enter a life changing cookery competition to win a prestigious three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship & more!

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The Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards 2019 is open for entries from amateur chefs of all ages. This highly regarded cookery competition offers the chance for non-professional cooks to gain recognition for their cooking ability at home and for those attending school and catering college, the opportunity to showcase what they’ve learnt.

Launched in 2012, the Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards has quickly assumed a prominent position and the organisers at Dupree Creative are delighted to see the competition firmly establish itself as an annual calendar event that’s not to be missed.

The exciting cooking challenge has three categories which are:

  • Keen Young Cooks 12-16 years – to submit and cook a favourite baking recipe
  • Aspiring Student Chefs 16-19 years – to submit and cook a chef inspired classic with a twist
  • Keen Home Cooks 17 years and over – to submit and cook their signature dinner party menu

Head judge and celebrity chef, Lesley Waters who has championed the competition since it began, will be leading the panel of esteemed chefs to select this year’s winner.

“I shall be looking for the right attitude and passion for their subject. Originality and basic skills are essential along with determination and flare.”

Teflon 3The winning student and young cook will be put forward for a prestigious three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship, arranged by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and is managed by The Bournemouth & Poole College.  For the keen home cook winner, they will win a hands-on day cookery course at the Lesley Waters Cookery School for 2, including overnight accommodation and dinner. In addition to these prizes, bundles of Teflon™ non-stick coated cookware from the sponsors are awarded as well as cash prizes of up to £500. The Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards are delighted to have the continued support of sponsors Anolon and NoStik.

So much more than just a cookery competition, the opportunities that the Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards provide are endless, not only for the winner, but, for all finalists. Out of the 12 Keen Young Cook finalists in 2017, the annual competition saw 5 of them re-apply for the 2018 competition, with 3 of them reaching the final and one of them going on to win the coveted Specialised Chefs Scholarship at the Bournemouth & Poole College.

Teflon 2Entries are currently open for the 2019 Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards and can be submitted individually or via schools and colleges.  Entries close on 31st October 2018 with the national final for the Keen Young Cooks & Keen Home Cooks scheduled for 23rd January 2019 at the Waitrose Cookery School, London and the national final for the Aspiring Student Chefs scheduled for 4th February 2019 at Bournemouth & Poole College.

For more information on the competition and to enter please visit www.teflondsa.co.uk

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