VANCOUVER — Chef David Hawksworth, and the team at Vancouver’s Hawksworth Restaurant, has announced the inception of the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition.
The competition is open to Red Seal-certified chefs, under the age of 28, who are working full-time in a professional kitchen in Canada. Applicants must submit a recipe for a main course dish using ingredients from a list on the restaurant’s website.
The competition, to be held at Vancouver’s Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts on Oct. 27, will see 10 finalists chosen to demonstrate their recipe, while three will compete head-to-head in a black-box challenge. The winner will emerge with a $10,000 scholarship and staging opportunity.
Along with Hawksworth, judges include Mark McEwan, Toronto restaurateur and TV personality; Jacob Richler, food writer; Anthony Walsh, corporate executive chef of Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants; Connie DeSousa, chef and co-owner of Charcut Roast House; Vikram Vij, chef and co-owner of Vij’s; and Kristian Eligh, chef de cuisine at Hawksworth Restaurant.