Isle of Man Chef of the Year competition

The Isle of Man Chef of the Year competition aims to raise awareness and promote the benefits of buying and consuming locally produced food, resulting in both increased demand for, and sales of, Manx produce.

We understand that seasonality may affect your choice of ingredients so different recipes may be used in the heats and in the final. However, the use of predominantly local ingredients remains a priority for the judges. Recipes and images must be provided for your entry.

If you are passionate about your profession as a chef and committed to using locally produced ingredients, here is a chance to promote your skills and the establishment where you work. The first prize is £500 cash for you plus promotion via a media of your choice - for you and the place where you work – to the value of £500. Total prize is worth £1,000. 

To enter, please complete the application form and return it by 1 May 2017, ensuring that you include a recipe for your chosen entry and an image of the finished dish. The recipe must feature local ingredients and judging will take this into account. It must state quantities and method so that the recipe can be used by anyone.

The heats will take place on Thursday 29 June 2017 at 1pm at the University College, Isle of Man. Each heat will last an hour in which participants will be interviewed and then cook their chosen recipe. Marks will be awarded as follows: proportion of local ingredients used (15), taste (10), skill (10) and presentation (10). You will have a time limit of 35 minutes in which to cook but some preparatory work may be done ahead of time at the judges' discretion.

The final will take place at the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival on the 17 September 2017 at the Villa Marina Gardens at 1pm.

Please see the downloadable information sheet and application form on the right of this page for more details.

All applications to be returned to:

Lucy Verdon

Thie Slieau Whallian

Foxdale Road

St John's


Telephone:+44 1624 687520

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