10 Sep 2019

As members of Country Range for Scotland, we’re delighted to share the launch of the 2019/2020 Country Range Student Chef Challenge competition.

The Country Range Student Chef Challenge is a prestigious culinary competition which has become a firm fixture in the industry’s calendar.

We’re all aware of the skills shortage we face and our success as a sector is dependent on our ability to create a sustainable future.  We can do our bit by attracting young people with talent and enthusiasm to our growing industry.

The competition itself helps to develop and test essential skills and techniques as well as raising the profile of the industry, making it an attractive career prospect with plenty of fantastic opportunities.

The 2018/2019 Challenge standard was incredibly high. Eight teams competed in front of a lively crowd at the Live Grand Final at ScotHot in March, with City of Glasgow College claiming their 2nd consecutive win.

Full details of the competition, along with images and recipes of the impressive dishes from the 2018/2019 final will be available at

We’re hoping to see even more colleges enter this year so we need your help!

 Key dates for the 2019/2020 Student Chef Challenge

30th November 2019

Final deadline for entries

December 2019

Paper judging and annoucment of semi-finalists

Jan/Feb 2020

Regional heats

3rd March 2020

The Live Grand Final at the HRC Show, London’s Excel

Who can enter:

The Challenge

Why Take Part?

The 2019/2020 Criteria

To a budget of £8 per cover and using one Country Range ingredient within each course from a list, the menus must include:

The Prizes