Oaklands and St Albans Food and Drink Festival have teamed up to search
for the next Young Chef of the Year.
The competition will give young people in Years 9, 10 and 11 the chance
to show off their cooking skills and wow a panel of industry experts.
This year’s panel has been confirmed as Great British Bake Off
semi-finalist and pudding extraordinaire Johnny Shepherd, Andrei Lussmann,
founder and director of Lussmanns Fish and Grill restaurants and local food
writer and critic Becky Alexander.
To enter, competitors must submit a starter, main dish or dessert
recipe, including details of how the dish is made and the ingredients used to
make it. Photos of the dish and any other supporting information will also be
A shortlist of 10 chefs will be drawn up for each category, who will
then battle it out in a live cook-off in front of the judging panel on Saturday