Could you be the Rising Star Young Chef of the Year?

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Are you aged between 10 and 16 years old and ready to be the next culinary sensation?

Whether you’re a whiz at whipping up healthy meals for a family of four, mastering budget-friendly bites for students, or just have a family favourite signature dish that wows every time, the organisers of a new competition want to see what you’ve got cooking!

The Rising Star Young Chef of the Year 2024 competition is for young amateur chefs out there, so if you’re not a pro in the kitchen yet, this is your time to shine. Think you’ve got what it takes? Simply send a short video of you cooking your signature dish along with your name and a contact number for your parents/guardian to [email protected].

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Leading the charge to find the Rising Star Young Chef of the Year is Ann King, Managing Director of Families First NI Ltd, and the competition’s founder. As a devoted mother of four and proud grandmother of eleven, Ann’s kitchen has long been a space for culinary exploration and education. Under her guidance, the competition promises to be a platform for young chefs to showcase their talent and creativity, fostering a spirit of innovation and culinary excellence.

From left: Robin Elliott, presenter; Chief Judge, Chef Stephen Jeffers and Families First Ltd Managing Director and competition founder, Ann King at the launch of the Rising Stars Young Chef of the Year 2024. CREDIT JIM CORRFrom left: Robin Elliott, presenter; Chief Judge, Chef Stephen Jeffers and Families First Ltd Managing Director and competition founder, Ann King at the launch of the Rising Stars Young Chef of the Year 2024. CREDIT JIM CORR
From left: Robin Elliott, presenter; Chief Judge, Chef Stephen Jeffers and Families First Ltd Managing Director and competition founder, Ann King at the launch of the Rising Stars Young Chef of the Year 2024. CREDIT JIM CORR

The esteemed chef Stephen Jeffers will serve as Chief Judge for the competition. With over 20 years of experience in the culinary world and as the principal tutor at Belfast Cookery

School, Chef Jeffers brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the judging panel.

For more information or to submit your entry video along with your name, address, parents/guardians contact number email: [email protected]