Open to all Chefs who are minimum age 17, maximum age NOT more than 23 on the 1st February 2019. All entrants must be of Welsh descent or working/studying for a catering qualification in a college or establishment in Wales.


The entry must be the competitors own creative menu for a three-course dinner for four persons. The following is required:

  • Starter must be suitable for vegans
  • Main course must use Welsh Lamb
  • Dessert must include Welsh honey

Selection of Finalists

On the basis of the entry form and menu, the judges will select the best entrants who will qualify for the Regional Finals. Regional finals are expected to be held during November 2018, should you qualify for the Regional Finals and you will be notified of the time, date & venue once the paper judging has finished.


The prizes will be awarded in order of merit to those entrants who show the following:

  • Best meal produced
  • Balance of menu & use of Welsh products
  • Blends of texture, colour, taste & flavour
  • Range of technical and knife skills shown
  • Presentation of food
  • Personal and practical hygiene
  • Self-organisation


The final will consist of the two regional winners and the highest scoring runner ups from all regions. The final will take place on Monday 25th February 2019 at Coleg Llandrillo Cymru, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay. The winner for the Wales National final will get an automatic seeding into the UK National semi-final of the Young National Chef of the Year.

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