• Award 14: The Young Chef of the Year Award, sponsored by Brakes Scotland


  • Criteria:

  • Nominations are invited from chefs 25 years of age and under who are working at any level in Scottish hospitality. The winner will have experience of developing their own recipes and menus, and will be regarded as an inspiration to others and a future star of the sector.

  • Please note:

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    - ALL boxes must be completed in order for the entry to be submitted. If a certain requirement is not applicable, please indicate "N/A" in the respective box.
    - Only links to entrant's own website will be counted. No third party web links are permitted.
    - Attachments may be sent by clicking on the "Select Files" button at the end of this form.
    - Maximum combined size of all attached files: 8mb per nomination.


    Nominations MUST include the following supporting information:

  • Outline the skills, raw talent, exemplary work ethic and clear future potential that distinguish the individual from their peers. (Maximum 150 words).
  • Provide a copy of the individual’s CV which outlines their qualifications, career progression, academic and commercial success, and previous roles. (Maximum 150 words or a one-page CV attachment).
  • Outline the individual’s talent for adopting new skills and spotting future trends. (Maximum 150 words).
  • Describe an occasion when the use of the individual’s own initiative, idea or technological solution has measurably improved the business in which they work. (Maximum 150 words).
  • Describe, with examples if available, how the nominee has inspired other chefs to progress within the industry. (Maximum 150 words).
  • Provide line manager, peer and/or senior management references or testimonials. (Maximum 150 words or one-page attachment).
  • Substantiating Evidence

    Please upload a maximum of four separate files.
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