ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2015 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES!
                   


The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is now accepting entries for the Annual Awards of Excellence 2015. Applicants must currently be working full-time in the UK as a Chef, Pastry Chef or Waiter and should be aged between 20 and 26 on 31st December 2014.

The AAE is the most prestigious award available to young professionals in the hospitality industry today, recognising and encouraging the most talented ambitious Chefs, Pastry Chefs and Waiters.  Since it began in 1983 over 450 young professionals have won the award, providing opportunities for a successful career path.

The AAE is an examination rather than a competition; all or none of the candidates can achieve the award depending on their ability to attain the standard of excellence set by the judges.  All those who successfully reach this standard will win the AAE.  In addition the winning candidate who scores the highest marks in each section will be named the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Young Chef, Young Pastry Chef and Young Waiter 2015.


HOW TO ENTER


Entry forms can be obtained from Ilisha Waring at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts
Tel: 020 8673 6300 / E-mail: ilishawaring@raoca.org.uk
or can be downloaded here

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: FRIDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2015

TASKS
Selection is based on written entries.  Successful candidates will go forward to regional Semi-finals in March/April and Finals in May/June 2015 where they will be tested on a wide range of skills.

PRIZES
All Finalists will be presented with a certificate and bottle of Laurent-Perrier Champagne at the National Finals in May/June.
All winners will be invited to a Gala Presentation Dinner in July 2015 where they will receive a chefs jacket or lapel pin, a diploma recognising their achievement and a magnum of Laurent-Perrier Champagne.
All winners of the AAE become Alumni of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.
The highest scoring winner in each section (Kitchen, Pastry and Service) will be announced at the Gala Presentation Dinner where they will be named the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Young Chef, Young Pastry Chef and Young Waiter of the Year 2015.  Each will each receive prizes worth over £2000, including Victorinox knives, Meyer cookware, a specially commissioned engraved Silver trophy, and a bursary from the Savoy Educational Trust which will take the form of an educational trip.  Past trips include visits to New Orleans, Dubai, Mexico, Champagne, Tuscany, Barbados, St Lucia and Los Angeles.

SPONSORS
The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is immensely grateful to the sponsors of the AAE 2015:
The Savoy Educational Trust (Scholarship only)
City & Guilds
Maldon Crystal Salt Company
ACT Clean
Foodservice Consultants Society International
Laurent-Perrier Champagne
L’Unico Caffe Musetti
Wedgwood
James Knight of Mayfair (product)
Speyside Glenlivet (product)
Fairfax Meadow (product)
The Caterer (Media Partner) 
The Dorchester Collection
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