The deadline for the Country Range Student Chef Challenge (CRSCC) 2023 has been extended until Friday 16th December 2022 to allow colleges and students extra time to devise and finalise their menus for the prestigious competition.
The CRSCC, which is organised in collaboration with the Craft Guild of Chefs, has been running for over 25 years and has become a launchpad for student chefs looking to forge a career in the industry.
With competition-standard judging and vital feedback offered to the students throughout the process, the Challenge truly tests the core skills and techniques that they are taught at college, while providing them with valuable experience of what life in a fast-paced kitchen is really like.
Commenting on the deadline extension, Emma Holden, Country Range Group Head of Marketing and Challenge Organiser, said:
“We’ve been thrilled with the number of colleges who have registered an interest and submitted applications so far but due to many college and student timetables being jam-packed around this time of year, some have been struggling to finalise their menus in time. A key part of the Challenge is that we are inclusive and reach as many colleges and student chefs in the UK and Ireland as possible so we thought it was only right to extend the deadline to allow those more time to enter.”
Discussing the benefits of the Challenge, Emma Holden continued:
“I’ve been involved with the Country Range Student Chef Challenge for many years now and I’ve seen first-hand how the competition can help prepare culinary students for a future career in the industry and provide them with all the tools they need to be a success. As the Challenge is designed in line with the NVQ syllabus that the students are taught at college, it’s almost an extension of their day-to-day learning but with the added pressure of cooking in front of a live audience under competition conditions. Our industry is facing a severe skills shortage so I believe competitions such as the CRSCC are vital to show aspiring chefs the benefits of a career in food and drink and the accolades available if they put the work in.”
Find out more about the 2023 Country Range Student Chef Challenge
For more information on this years challenge, previous events and this years registration process visit the dedicated Country Range Student Chef Challenge website.