Delifresh launch Young Chef of the Year competition

Delifresh have launched their annual Young Chef of the Year competition for 2023.

Open to all trainee and professional chefs under the age of 25, the winner of the prestigious competition will get the opportunity to work alongside Michelin-starred chef Adam Smith (Woven – Ascot) and enjoy a luxury 3-day trip to France including a trip to the renowned Rungis International Market.

Eighteen chefs will be selected for the regional heats (Harrogate, Liverpool and Newcastle) by an expert judging panel made up of industry legends, including chefs Gareth Ward, Adam Smith, Tom Spenceley, Stephanie Moon, Aiden Byrne, Andrew Pern to name but a few.

Two finalists from each regional heat will then go head-to-head in the final to be held at The Cookery School at The Grand York in November 2023.

Robert Ramsden, Marketing Director at Delifresh said: “The first Delifresh Young Chef competition was an awesome success and it was great to see the passion and creativity from the young talent in our industry. 

“At Delifresh we like to engage and drive our love for food, and the competition is a great way to connect and showcase great suppliers and produce to the chefs of the future.’

To enter, chefs need to submit a photo or video along with a description of a seasonal dish they have created by Friday the 8th September 2023.  For more information and to enter online visit