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NACC Care Chef of the Year Competition 2021

The NACC Care Chef of the Year competition provides an excellent platform to recognise the excellence of Chefs working in our sector. The competition provides opportunity for a member of your team to achieve this accolade and join the exclusive club of title holders to be crowned Care Chef of the Year.

With the 21 previous winners of this illustrious title proudly displaying their award in their place of work, are you the twenty second to generate a winning recipe?

year’s competition is kindly sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions and Worshipful Company of Cooks.

The competition is open to all chefs/cooks in the care sector. We require two finalists from each region to go forward to the final.

Entries continue to be sought from all sectors of the care market and both NACC members and non-members are welcome to take part throughout the UK.

For non-members an entry fee of £70+VAT applies which includes 1 year’s membership to the NACC.

Click here to download the
competition rules.

We're looking for a two course menu, main course and dessert, suitable for service users in a care setting.

The combined food cost for both courses should be no more than £2.25 per head based on three portions and the meal should be nutritionally balanced and incorporate one of Unilever's products as listed in the competition rules 9.

Each contestant will be given 90 minutes to produce the meal.


Our panel of experts will view your entries, with the best two from each of the six NACC regions being invited to a cook off in the final.

All entries must state the client group they are suitable for, but will be served in a competition style for the final.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Click here to view more information about the regional cook offs.

Scotland Care Chef 2021 Regional Cook Off
Venue: The Cook School Scotland
Date: Wednesday 30th June

North Care Chef 2021 Regional Cook Off
Venue: Middlesbrough College
Date: Thursday 1st July 2021

South East Care Chef 2021 Regional Cook Off
Venue: Unilever, Chefmanship Centre
Date: Tuesday 6th July

South West Care Chef 2021 Regional Cook Off
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair & Beauty Exeter College
Date: Wednesday 7th July

Midlands Care Chef 2021 Regional Cook Off
Venue: North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College
Date: Wednesday 14th July

Wales Care Chef 2021 Regional Cook Off
Venue: Bridgend College
Date: Thursday 15th July

Click here for more information about the NACC Care Chef of the Year Competition.