Young Chef Peru 2018

Win the chance to train in Peru at Latin Americas best restaurants

A competition for UK-based young chefs and student chefs to win training at some of the most highly regarded Peruvian restaurants in Lima, Peru, and in London has been launched by the Peru Trade & Investment Office in the UK

The Super Foods Peru Young Chef of the Year 2018 competition is designed to encourage young chefs up to age 25 who are based in the UK to learn about the quality, diversity and availability of Peruvian food in the hope that it will influence their cooking and sourcing decisions in the future.

“As part of our role to promote Peruvian agro-industry exports to the UK market and seizing on the culinary recognition that Peru has obtained, we feel it is the right time to promote Peruvian gastronomy and ingredients directly to the new era of British young chefs under the ‘Super Foods Peru’ brand,” Jaime Cárdenas, director of the Peru Trade & Investment Office in the UK, tells PBUK.

The new competition will showcase six categories of Peruvian super foods from fruit to fish by challenging entrants to create a Peru-inspired, three-course meal for two people using Peruvian super foods in each course. 

The winner will fly out to Peru to join world-renowned chef, Virgilio Martínez, at his restaurant, Central, for a 10-day apprenticeship, while two runners-up will be offered work placements with London-based Peruvian restaurant groups LIMA and Señor Ceviche.

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Diego Smith