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Entries are now open for the South West Chef of the Year competition 2013

Now, in its 10th year, the annual event is an important date in the region’s food and drink calendar.

Renowned for recognising the skill and dedication of professional chefs, up and coming young chefs and amateur cooks, this year a Junior Class, aimed at 11-16 year olds, has been introduced.

Competitors have to demonstrate skill and creativity, and knowledge of local produce to devise their own menu.

Michael Caines MBE, Sponsor and Head Judge says, “This competition highlights the outstanding talents of chefs and home cooks across the South West and their commitment to using the best ingredients that the region has to offer. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate knowledge and skill in devising and preparing memorable dishes with real flair.”

The awards presentation will be held on Monday 28th October at the Exeter Golf and Country Club where guests will enjoy a meal prepared by a team of highly regarded guests who are previous winners of the competition, including John Walton from Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 Padstow, Scott Paton from The Horn of Plenty and Matthew Downing from Magdelen Chapter.

Closing date for entries is 30th August 2013.

For more information visit www.southwestchef.co.uk

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