Life-changing cookery competition to win a prestigious three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship begins

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Teflon™ non-stick coatings is delighted to announce the launch of its 2020 Diamond Standard Awards for amateur chefs of all ages. The cookery competition offers the chance for non-professional cooks to gain recognition for their cooking ability at home and for those attending school and catering college the opportunity to showcase what they’ve learnt.

Launched in 2012, the Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards has quickly assumed a prominent position and the organisers at Dupree International are delighted to see the competition firmly establish itself as a life-changing opportunity for anyone with a passion for cooking.

The exciting cooking challenge has three categories which are:

• Keen Young Cooks (12-16 years) – to submit and cook a signature dish

• Aspiring Student Chefs (16-19 years) – to submit and cook a signature dish with a twist

• Keen Home Cooks (17 years and over) – to submit and cook their signature dinner party menu

The winning student and young cook will be put forward for a prestigious three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship, arranged by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and is managed by the College. For the home cook, a luxury hamper brimming full of cooking and foodie goodies is up for grabs. In addition to these prizes, bundles of Teflon™ non-stick coated cookware and equipment from the sponsors are awarded as well as cash prizes of up to £500. The Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards are delighted to welcome sponsors Circulon® and Thermapen® this year along with the continued support of BonChef® and The Caterer.

Online entries are open and can be submitted individually or via schools and colleges. Entries close on 31st October 2019 with the shortlisted finalists cooking at the Keen Young Cook and Aspiring Student Chef National Final scheduled for Monday 3rd February 2020 at Bournemouth & Poole College and the Keen Home Cook National Final scheduled for Wednesday 29th January 2020 at the Waitrose Cookery School, London.  For more information on the competition and to enter, please visit