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.
How competing has helped Peter build confidence and learn new 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

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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

Registrations are now open and close midnight 28th March 2024.

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test, sent out when a competitor registers.

Competitors will have one week to complete the task, the entry stage will be completed by the 26th of April.

Live Qualifier

  • will take place virtually from the end of May until the end of June

To help finalists prepare ahead of the UK Final, we will provide relevant technical training and share mindset development techniques, to support them to remain focused on achieving success.

National finals will take place between the 18th-22nd November 2024 in Manchester (venues TBC)

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