KNORR STUDENT CHEF OF THE YEAR 2024
T’s & C’s
1. KNORR Student Chef Of The Year is open to bona fide training colleges / Institutes in the Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland who educate students to a chef certified level. Entrants must be aged 17 or over and residents of either ROI or NI, and not be the employees of the promoter their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.
2. Entry requirements:
- Complete the entry form provided to all relevant Colleges / Institutes
- For your entry to be valid you must include:
- Details of the college taking part
- The Student Chef selected to enter.
- The Helper assisting the Student Chef.
- The dishes that will be entered and supporting documentation detailing the recipes and how they meet the theme.
- Jacket sizes for Student Chef and Helper.
3. The opening date for entries is 08:00 IST on 06/11/2023 and the closing date for receipt of entries is 23:59 IST on 15/01/2024. Lecturers must return the completed form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before or on the 15th January 2024 with subject title: Knorr Student Chef Of The Year 2024.
4. The competition is limited to one entry per College / Institute.
5. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Modernised comfort food’. Students will be tasked with creating a delicious 2 course menu inspired by the theme. The menu must provide nostalgic or sentimental appeal with a modern twist.
6. The meal should create a sense of happiness and a warm feeling for the judges whilst showcasing reduced food waste and use of vegetables in an exciting way. Knorr Bouillon must be used in the dishes. The menu must consist of a main and a dessert. The dessert must contain vegetables.
7. The student chef helper must actively participate and complete a skills test. The Student Chef and Helper will be judged as a team.
8. The competition is open to second year students ONLY from participating colleges / institutes across the island of Ireland.
9. Students must be recommended to enter by their lecturer, and only one student per campus can represent their college at the Knorr® Professional Student Chef of the Year competition. The participating college will nominate one Student Chef to participate in the competition. The process of selecting nominees is at sole discretion at the college. The Promoter will not be liable for the selection process and decisions made by the participating colleges.
10. The selected student can be accompanied by one helper who can be either a first / second year student from the same campus – selection of the helper must be agreed by the lecturer and competing Student Chef.
11. One student will be awarded a Knorr Student Chef of the year prize. The winner will be announced at the end of the competition. There will be a prize for 2nd and 3rd place in the competition and a hygiene prize. One certificate will be awarded to the college / institute of the winning student. The helper and guest lecturer will accompany the winning student on the food experience prize for 1st place. The helper that demonstrates the highest skill level during the skills test will receive a prize.
12. The lecturer will receive an email confirmation from the Promoter or the Promoter’s nominated agent confirming the competition arrangements within 7 days of the entry closing date. The lecturer must confirm their nominee is available to attend the competition by responding to the [email/direct message] confirming their availability within 7 days from the notification (by 29th January).
13. If, for whatever reason the nominee is unable to attend the competition on the date provided the Promoter, their right to compete will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to contact the college asking to identify a substitute finalist in accordance with the promotion rules.
14. Local and national PR support will be arranged for the winning college, to include drafting a press release and sending to local, national and trade publications for inclusion in editorial features, as well as liaising with the media to answer questions and queries for a period of one month after the winner’s announcement has been made. Editorial coverage is at the sole discretion of the publication and by no means guaranteed as part of the PR support.
15. The opening date for entries is 08:00 IST on 06/11/2023 and the closing date for receipt of entries is 23:59 IST on 15/01/2024.
16. No applications from agents third-parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by a computer will be accepted. Any incomplete or corrupted entries will not be accepted. Entries will only be accepted if they comply with all entry instructions herein.
17. Each entry:
- Must be suitable for display and publication online and should not be obscene or indecent (including but not limited to nudity, pornography or profanity), it must not contain defamatory statements or words or symbols that are offensive either generally or to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group. Entries must not include threats to any person, place, business or group, must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, and must not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations or network standards.
- Must not contain or reference any third-party trademarks or logos unless such inclusion is merely incidental and is not unduly prominent and as long as it is included with due cause and in such a way that it does not take unfair advantage of any third-party trademarks; and
- Must be the entrant’s own work and must not contain any copyright protected works (other than as owned by the entrant).
18. If you submit an entry that includes material the rights of which are owned by a third party, including intellectual property rights such as copyright and trademarks, you will be responsible for any legal action that party may take against you.
19. Entrants shall indemnify and hold the Promoter and their respective affiliates, directors, agents, or other partners ("the Indemnitees") harmless from any claims, actions, proceedings, costs (including reasonable legal fees) and expenses brought or asserted by a third-party against any of the Indemnitees arising as a result of the Promoter's use of the entrant's submission including but not limited to any breach of third-party intellectual property rights.
20. By participating in this competition, you agree to release, discharge and hold us harmless from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind resulting from your participation in this promotion (save that nothing shall limit our liability for fraud, or for death or personal injury caused by our negligence).
21. By submitting your entry, you grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, and make derivative works of your entry in any media and through any media channel. No responsibility is accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.
22. All selected Student Chefs will compete for the title of Knorr Student Chef of the Year on the 20th February 2024, Cork Institute of Technology. The competition runs from 10 am – 4 pm followed by an awards ceremony.
23. All competing students and helpers will receive a chef’s jacket. Please provide jacket sizes in the entry form on or before the closing date for entries: Monday, 15th January 2024. The organisers will not accept responsibility for entries arriving later than this date.
24. Judging will take place once two dishes have been completed: One Main and One dessert. The dessert must contain vegetables. Each dish will be reviewed by our expert judging panel. Our panel of judges under supervision of an independent judge, will decide the best entries in their opinion and will award the winners of first, second and third place.
25. In the event of any dispute, the decision of the Promoter is final. In the event of any unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for an alternative of equal or greater value. No correspondence will be entered into.
26. The promoter will not arrange / nor reimburse the participating colleges or students for the travel costs arising as a result of attending the competition.
27. The promoter will cover overnight accommodation expenses at the venue hosting the awards for the lecturers and participants on 20 February 2024.
28. Qualifying college details (name and county) may be made available on request to those who email the Dotted Line (email@example.com) within ten weeks after the closing date.
29. Participants may be filmed, photographed, and interviewed by the Promoter or on our behalf following the winners’ announcement. Participants grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute and make derivative works of such footage, photographs, and testimonials in any media and through any media channel.
30. Nominees may be required to participate in publicity arising from this promotion.
32. As concerns UKI residents, these terms and conditions and any issues or disputes which may arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions (whether such disputes or issues are contractual or non-contractual in nature, such as claims in tort, for breach of statute or regulation or otherwise) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Entrants hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to settle any such dispute or issues. As concerns Republic of Ireland residents, these terms and conditions shall be governed by Irish law and the courts of the Republic of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
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