3 minutes Student Chef Challenge

Deadline extension for the 2024 Country Range Student Chef Challenge

Catering colleges and aspiring chefs across the UK are being urged to enter the Country Range Student Chef Challenge after the deadline was extended to December 22nd to allow more time for teams to enter and for them to perfect their menus. With a great amount of interest and excitement from colleges and students across the UK and Ireland the organisers decided a deadline extension was needed to ensure that teams have enough time to enter for what is set to be the best competition year yet.

If they like, teams who have already submitted their menus can take this extra time to practice review and resubmit their menus before the new deadline!

Graham Caldwell, organiser of the Country Range Student Chef Challenge, said: “The start of the college year in September and lead up to Christmas can be such a busy period for lecturers and students so we felt it was only fair to extend the deadline to allow the teams time to fine-tune their menus. There has been a great amount of interest shown in this years challenge and we want to make it extra special and have as many teams enter as possible so hopefully the deadline extension will allow us to do this.”

The first stage of the competition is a written menu submission, teams can send their menu submissions through to hello@countryrange.co.uk by 22nd December.

Why you should get involved in this year’s Student Chef Challenge

Competing provides a whole new string to your bow, allows you to showcase your own ideas, be recognised by your peers and have the opportunity to develop new skills and experience diverse food styles and presentations. There is also a personal sense of pride. Competing also offers opportunities to establish greater relationships with suppliers through sponsorship, to network with chefs you would never dream of meeting ordinarily, and compete against some of the world’s finest talent.

Working in partnership with The Craft Guild Of Chefs

In 2016 the Country Range brand took over the lead sponsorship of the Student Chef Challenge, the key industry competition ran in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs. The team behind the Challenge is committed to working with colleges and lecturers to provide a platform for the next generation of chefs to build and showcase their culinary skills and gain invaluable experience within a well-established competition format.

Enter the 2023 / 2024 Challenge Today!

Following the great success from the 2022 / 2023 Student Chef Challenge, the team behind the competition are proud to announce that the theme for this year’s competition is “Love Local”. This year’s competition challenges teams to discover and showcase the best of their local area. The food culture and traditions of a local area are heavily influenced and entwined by its history, landscape, people and weather. Register now if you are interested in taking up the Challenge.