Who will be UniChef 2017?

Cooking is a pleasure sometimes mixed with love for food. But for professionals it is also a combination of inspiration, art, as well as one of the most important ingredients - knowledge about different products and cooking techniques. It will be an epic battle to select the best players, which will again be led by the experts during the UniChef culinary contest, to be held at the exhibition SIHRE 2017 from November 8th to 11th at Inter Expo Center.

UniChef is a culinary competition for professional chefs and students undergoing training at high schools and colleges with a culinary profile. The competition is fully designed so to inspire and support the young and motivated people in Bulgaria having the ambition to prove their skills.

In 2017, UniChef will have 2 competing groups of categories.

"UniChef" Category

UniChef is a contest aimed at professional chefs for whom food and cooking are a passion for professionals who enjoy competition in the kitchen.

"UniChef Juniour" Category

UniChef Juniour is a competition where students undergoing training in technical colleges and high school culinary profiles can transfer the skills they have learned in the "classroom" into the kitchen of the professional chef.

How to participate?

The mechanism of the UniChef contest consists of 2 phases. In the first phase, each participant has to prepare a dish of his choice (without desserts) using the Knorr / Hellmann`s professional series of products. Then the participant must upload a picture of the dish at http://www.unichef.bg , along with the recipe. The next step is to share on Facebook his participation at UniChef 2017 and to receive points. The top ten players in each category who have accumulated the maximum points will compete live, during SIHRE.

During the second phase, the participants must prepare the dish that they qualified with for TOP 10, live, during the show. Everyone will have 1 hour to prepare 3 servings. The dish and the work of each will be judged by a 3-member international jury.

The best players in the "UniChef" category will win a short training course at the LENOTRE Culinary Institute in Paris. The player ranked second will receive a voucher of BGN 500 incl. VAT, while the third one will receive a voucher worth BGN 300 incl.VAT. The best players in the UniChef Junior category will receive a scholarship for the Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) -Varna and a voucher for professional equipment worth BGN 1000 incl. VAT for the school in which the student is trained. The participants, ranked respectively in the 2nd and 3rd place, will receive a one-month internship at a renowned restaurant in Sofia.

More information can be found here: http://unichef.bg , and the complete rules of the competition here: http://unichef.bg/rules

Who will be UniChef 2017? You will find the answer during the SIHRE exhibition - Hall 6, Booth B6