Overview

Culinary Artists have a good knowledge of all aspects of a modern kitchen including basic butchery, fishmongery and bakery, along with good cookery and presentation skills.

Responsible for the high-quality production of food served to customers in a retail dining situation; culinary artists work with raw ingredients to create complex and intricate dishes to be served to customers. They may also be responsible for the creative aspect of compiling a menu.

This competition assesses the skills and abilities of competitors entering the field of Culinary Arts. Candidates will be expected to have a good knowledge of all aspects of a modern kitchen, along with good cookery and presentation skills and be familiar with the core competencies

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Creativity

  • Time management

  • Work under pressure

  • Hygiene

  • Attention to detail

  • Safe handling of equipment

  • Nutritional science

  • 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.
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies (these can be found in the ‘useful information’ section below) and must not have more than 3 years’ industry experience.

How it works

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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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Young person competing in Culinary Arts competition

Register your interest

In light of the ongoing uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running the WorldSkills UK national competition cycle in 2020. We expect to resume competitions in 2021 and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you advised of developments.

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