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Date:APRIL 8, 2021

Start Time:4:00PM GMT (LONDON) 

Duration:45 minutes


It’s the news that many chefs have been waiting for; National Chef of the Year, the UK’s most prestigious culinary title, is back and will be opening for entries on Thursday 8th April 2021. To celebrate the launch and help inspire chefs with their menu planning, you are invited to watch an influential and stimulating panel discussion. Back as Chair of Judges for a second year, Paul Ainsworth will be joined by industry friends and culinary leaders Vivek Singh, Paul Askew and Lisa Goodwin-Allen. Organiser of NCOTY and Vice-President of the Craft Guild of Chefs, David Mulcahy will dig deep on some of the biggest issues affecting hospitality right now and invite the expert panel to share their plans for the future as the industry recovers. The hugely anticipated brief for the 2021 competition will also be revealed with a strong focus within the criteria for chefs to tell their personal story through food as well as the opportunity to learn more about this year’s event. This is a must-see webinar for any ambitious chef so book your place today.




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Paul Ainsworth

Chef-patron, Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 and current Chairman of Judges

David Mulcahy

Vice President Craft Guild of Chefs & Culinary Director Sodexo UK & Ireland

Vivek Singh

Executive Chef & CEO

The Cinnamon Club

Lisa Goodwin-Allen

Executive Chef


Paul Askew

Chef Patron, The Art School Restaurant &

Joint Chair in The North of England for The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts

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