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Last call for entries for 2019 School Chef of the Year

25 Sep 2018
It is the last chance to register interest in the LACA 2019 School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) competition.

The contest, sponsored by McDougalls, is open to all school chefs across the UK, who hold a kitchen-based post, and are involved in the daily preparation of pupil’s meals at time of entry.

Interest must be registered by 29 September, and formal entries by 17 October.

Competition requirements

  • Entrants have 90 minutes to prepare, cook and serve an imaginative, school compliant two-course menu
  • Menus must include a minimum of one different McDougalls product in each course
  • Dishes have to be suitable or serving en masse 11-year-old school pupils
  • Competitors can select ingredients from the full range of McDougalls foodservice products.

Following the entry deadline, the first round of judging will take place late October with successful candidates to compete in 10 live regional finals from November – January 2019.

The 2019 SCOTY national final will then take place in March next year, where the winner will take home £1,000 cash; a prestigious trophy; a work experience trip and calendar of catering industry events.

The second and third place winners will also receive £500 and £300 respectively, and all regional winners £100 each.

To register, download the 2019 LACA School Chef of the Year sponsored by McDougalls participation pack