Rotary Young Chef

Cook up a storm for a panel of expert judges

The Rotary Young Chef competition, sponsored by Filippo Berio, gives entrants the chance to develop their culinary skills and be judged by leading industry professionals.

Entrants plan and cook a two-course meal (main course and dessert), develop their food presentation skills, and gain experience in high-pressure situations.

Whether you’re keen on a culinary career or just an enthusiastic home cook, this competition is a fantastic opportunity.

The winner of the Rotary Young Chef National Final will receive a prize of a two-day trip to Tuscany, which includes cookery classes to learn the secrets of regional Italian cooking.

Download the 2024-25 Young Chef Information Pack and 2024-25 Poster and contact your local Rotary club for an entry form.

Rotary Young Chef has proudly been sponsored by Filippo Berio for over 10 years.


Meet the winners 2023/24

In a hotly contested national final, 14-year-old Rowan Haines was crowned king of the kitchen in the 2024 Rotary Young Chef final. Read more >


Watch the highlights from the 2024 Rotary Young Chef National Final.