Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year Award

The 2018 Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year has now ended, details of the winners can be found here. You can view a video of the cook off final here.

The British Beer & Pub Association and the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group have launched the 2018 Parliamentary Pub Chef and Young Pub Chef of the Year award, in partnership with Nestlé Professional. The prestigious award seeks nominations from Members of Parliament to recognise a pub chef, or chefs, in their constituency who is renowned for their great food. The winners will receive a cash prize of £500.

How can you be a part of the competition?

You can find out who your MP is here and get in touch to encourage them to nominate you. Your MP can do this by filling out the nomination form and returning it to the BBPA. Only nominations received directly from MPs will be considered. The closing date for nominations is the 7th of November. A shortlist of finalists will be selected by our panel of expert judges and the award will be presented in early 2018.

Pubs serve almost a billion meals a year, with more and more pubs recognising that great food will attract more customers. Pubs are also vital to the local economy in every part of the country, offering valuable and flexible employment, with around 900,000 UK jobs dependent on the trade.

With a national shortage of pub chefs the BBPA, in conjunction with the British Institute of Innkeepers (BII) and the Perceptions Group launched the Pub Chef Passion initiative, including a short film aimed at promoting the pub chef as a career option. This award seeks to build on that work, and encourage young chefs towards a career in the pub trade.

If you would like more information about the Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year competition please contact Josh Green.

Details of the winners of the 2016 Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year can be found here.

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