Revised timings announced for LACA School Chef of the Year 2016 sponsored by MAGGI® from Nestlé Professional®

To continue to develop the LACA School Chef of the Year competition to both encourage entries and enhance the profile of the National Final there have been some changes to the timings for the competition from 2016 onwards:

Registrations are now open – click here to download the Participation Pack which includes the competition rules and criteria, plus the registration form.

For online registration to SCOTY 2016 click here

Deadline to return your entries – Friday 17th July 2015
Paper judging round – September 2015
Regional Finals – November 2015 to January 2016
National Final – late February, early March 2016 to be held the day before the LACA National Seminar

This annual competition puts the preparation, cooking, creativity, technical ability and presentation skills of school chefs to the test with each entrant required to produce, in just one and a half hours, a healthy balanced two- course meal that would appeal to Year 6 pupils, comprising of a main course to include two MAGGI® products and a dessert using any Nestle ingredient.

The composition of the dishes must confirm to the Eat Well Plate and adhere to the principles of the School Food Plan. A maximum of £1.60 per head is allowed for the food cost of a main course and dessert for one child.

The competition is sponsored by MAGGI® from Nestlé Professional®. With school menus having to reflect popular themes and worldwide cuisine in order to appeal to today’s discerning youngsters, Nestlé Professional® has included an extensive cross-section of MAGGI® and Nestlé® products for use in your recipes.

Watch all the action from SCOTY 2015 below.