Who is this for?

The Catering competition focuses on the essential skills needed within the catering industry. The Foundation Skills competitions have been created to showcase the skills of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), additional learning needs (ALN), or who require additional support for learning (ASL), who are currently undertaking a course with an FE or training provider at Entry level or level 1.

These competitions provide opportunities for students and learners to develop their vocational skills, wider skills for work, personal, social and independence skills.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Creativity

  • Time management

  • Work under pressure

  • Hygeine

  • Attention to detail

  • Safe handling of equipment

  • Food preparation

  • Communication skills

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation
  • The competition is for the learners working towards Entry Level 3
  • Competitors must be 16 years of age or over

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

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