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The Great Yorkshire Cookery Competition

Do you have a talent for creating tasty imaginative food and an interest in where it comes from? If so, then don’t miss the opportunity to enter the prestigious Great Yorkshire Cookery Competition.

Great Yorkshire Cookery Competition

The competition, now in its fifth year, is run by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society in association with Yorkshire Life Magazine, Harvey Nichols and Bettys Cookery School.

The competition has three categories – for professional, amateur and junior chefs - and this year has been given added impetus by the support of Raymond Blanc. The internationally renowned owner of the Michelin starred Oxford hotel and restaurant Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons, has pledged to provide the winner of the amateur chef category with a day in the kitchen of his restaurant in Leeds, Brasserie Blanc, to work alongside one of his trained chefs. The Yorkshire Agricultural Society will also provide the winner with a set of chef’s knives.

For the winner of the professional section, there will be a cash prize plus a commemorative plaque whilst for the successful junior chef, a day at the prestigious Bettys Cookery School in Harrogate is on offer. Passionate about sharing their love of food with children and encouraging healthy eating, the prize is the ideal opportunity not only to gain an insight into the world of Bettys, but also to pick up tips and ideas from the experts behind the famous Bettys Café Tea Rooms.

To enter, budding chefs need to send in an original recipe for either a starter, main course or dessert. The recipe must use Yorkshire produce as far as possible and cost less than £10 to make.

The judging panel will select four finalists from each group to take part in a ‘cook-off’ in January when the shortlisted chefs will prepare, cook and serve their dish.

The deadline for entries is 1st December 2008. All recipes and submissions must be accompanied by a completed entry form, available from: Great Yorkshire Cookery Competition, Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8PW; telephone 01423 546218; email

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