Information for Students & Competitors

competitor cooking in kitchenIf you are aged between 12 - 16 years old, and are keen to learn more about cooking, then you can gain experience, meet professionals and develop your skills through Springboard’s FutureChef!

You can be part of nationwide competition where you could win student recognition awards, have industry visits, and have access to online skills resources and chef demonstrations.

If you're interested in taking part in the FutureChef competition please contact us, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. where a member of the team will be able to assist you.


Participating in FutureChef can open up career opportunities - employment requires experience and experience usually comes from employment - but the FutureChef competition will help you grow your experience while you compete.

In addition, some of our sponsors and other associated organisations are able to offer access to some of the most interesting and best places to further your career.

Visit i-Chef to see some of the opportunities currently on offer, or download the PDF.