Entries sought for Scottish Food Scholarship 2008 – Fishupdate.com

Entries sought for Scottish Food Scholarship 2008 Published:  24 September, 2007

Martin Wishart

FOLLOWING the success of Scotland’s national chef scholarship in 2006 and 2007, the Scottish Food Scholarship’s search begins for budding Scottish culinary talent for 2008.

The panel of judges will once more consist of a selection of Scotland’s Michelin-star chefs who will travel extensively throughout Scotland as young contenders battle it out in a series of regional ‘cook offs’ in Aberdeen, Ayr and Edinburgh.

The Scholarship is designed to encourage and develop national gastronomic talent also opens doors and opportunities for the winning chef. The winner will carry out a series of internships, working with some of the best in the food and catering world, both at home and abroad.

“It’s an important time to encourage young chefs to develop and build their skills with the current shortage of professionally-trained staff in the industry. The Scottish Food Scholarship has been established to reward the effort and dedication of those at the beginning of their careers,” says Michelin star chef Martin Wishart.

Chefs aged between 18 and 25 employed in Scotland are asked to submit entries demonstrating their knowledge of Scottish seasonal produce by answering set questions. Entry forms are available from Crimson Edge PR, Tel 0131 311 7050 or by visiting www.scottishfoodscholarship.co.uk.

The prestigious judging panel, which includes Scotland’s Michelin-starred chefs, will be looking for competence, an ability to work with seasonal ingredients and individual flair in a designated time frame. The winner and runners up will carry out a series of internships learning from experts within their field.

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