We’re excited to once again be partnering with The Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition, now in its seventh year.
Applications for the 2019 competition are officially open, kicking off Canada’s largest search to find the future stars of the culinary scene. Established in 2013, the Foundation looks forward to continuing its work encouraging aspiring young chefs from across the country by giving them the opportunity to showcase their cooking skills in front of an esteemed panel of chefs and critics. The winner will take home the grand prize of $10,000 and a placement at one of the top restaurants in the world – giving them the inspiration and opportunity needed to develop their professional skills.
Regional heats will be held in Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto throughout May. The Scholarship’s founder and owner of Hawksworth Restaurant, Nightingale and Bel Café, Chef David Hawksworth, will be joined by leading chefs from across Canada to select the winner.
Past judges for the competition have included Chef Normand Laprise of Toqué and Brasserie T, Chef Marc-André Royal of Le St-Urbain and La Bête à Pain, Chef Chris Stewart of Donnelly Group, Chef Grant van Gameren of Bar Raval, Bar Isabel, Rosalinda and Quetzal, Chef Luciano Monosilio of Pipero Roma (1-Michelin Star) and Chef Mark McEwan of The McEwan Group.
“Each year I am blown away by the caliber of our competitors and, moving into our seventh year, I am confident that 2019 will prove no different,” says scholarship founder Chef David Hawksworth. “Thanks to the generous support of our judges, our sponsors and the culinary community, we have been able to help countless young chefs start promising careers of their own – I look forward to meeting this year’s group of aspiring young chefs.”
Following last year’s Toronto finals, this year’s final event will be held in Vancouver in October when one deserving chef will take home the grand prize of $10,000, an international cooking stage, a range of sponsor gifts and the bragging rights to being named Canada’s most talented young chef.
Deadline for applications is Monday, March 11, 2019.
For more information and to apply, please visit: hawksworthscholarship.com