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Care Chef of the Year Competition 2020

Care Chef of the Year 2020 Competition is now open for entries ...

The competition is open to all chefs/cooks in the care sector. It takes place over six months, with the paper judging stage and regional heats culminating in an exciting live national final on 3rd June 2020 where the NACC Care Chef of the Year is crowned. Throughout the process, the expert judges whittle down the competitors to the final twelve as they look for innovation, costing, suitability for the environment, adherence to nutrition guidelines, taste, overall menu balance, presentation and, of course, pure talent.

Designed to challenge care chefs, the competition is no mean feat. They are tasked to create an innovative, tasty two-course menu (main and dessert) suitable for someone in a care setting that clearly demonstrates strong nutritional understanding of the ingredients used, aptitude and flair in flavour combinations, technical execution and presentation. And, they must do it all sticking to a strict budget of no more than £2.25 per head (based on three portions) and in just 90 minutes!

All menus submitted must include at least one product from the catering range of the following Premier Foods brands - McDougalls, Ambrosia, Birds, Bisto or Paxo.



1st Prize - £600 plus trophy. Residential delegate place at the NACC Forum 2020 and opportunity to demo. 1 year membership to the Craft Guild of Chefs.

2nd Prize - £400 plus trophy

3rd Prize - £200 plus trophy

Finalists - £75

Highly Commended Entree - £75

Highly Commended Dessert - £75

Competition Schedule

December 2019 - Launch of the Care Chef 2020 Competition

31 January 2020 - Closing Date for Entries

March 2020 - Regional cookoffs held and finalists announced

3 June 2020 - Care Chef Final at Stratford Upon Avon College

How to Enter

To enter the competition please see the Nomination Brochure and Premier Foods List Flyer below.

Closing date for entries: 31st January 2020

Please click on each of the images below to view them

To download the Entry Form in Interactive PDF format - please click here

To download the Entry Form in Word format - please click here

Please send your entries to, or if you have any queries please call the NACC Admin Team on 08707 480180

To view the photo's from the 2019 Care Chef of the Year Final please CLICK HERE