Competition – Tickets for La Parade des Chefs

Are you always tuning into Master Chef? Are you a keen foodie or an aspiring chef? Then this is just your kind of thing. Every year local chefs from the Cambridge Colleges and students from Cambridge Regional college are competing for these prestigious awards.

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Calling all foodies and aspiring chefs, the 2015 University of Cambridge Culinary Competition is bigger and better than ever and entry is free! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience all of the live action as competing chefs and waiters try to keep their cool as they showcase their skills to a panel of highly experienced judges. Competitors will be put through their paces in 16 different classes over the course of two days.

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Following the success of the 2013 event, the 2015 event is back at the fantastic Cambridge Regional College venue. With all three competitions now taking place over two days, at the same site and with all their exhibitors and sponsors. 2015 promises to be a fantastic event for all involved – organisers, competitors, sponsors and attendees! Along with medals and certificates, prizes will be given by sponsors for 1st 2nd and 3rd place for each class.

The event kicks off on the 18th February and includes that day the ‘Salon Culinaire’, where the chefs will be presented with a mystery box of ingredients.There will be a wine tasting, a cocktail making a demonstration and alive ‘street food’ challenge. On day two it is time for ‘La parade des Chefs’.


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10 am – 4 pm, Weds 18th and Thurs 19th February – FREE ENTRY

Venue: Cambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge CB4 2QT


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The two-day competition highlights include:

Barista Skills – 18 Feb, 10 am

See the perfect coffee being made by the talented baristas.

Chef of the Year – 18 Feb, 11 am – 1 pm

With a mystery box of ingredients, the chefs are really put to the test to create an outstanding 3-course menu.

Low Carbon Team Challenge – 19 Feb, 10.30am

Chefs compete to create an innovative new low carbon 2-course menu.

La Parade des Chefs, 19 Feb, 10am-1pm

4 teams compete to serve the perfect 3-course meal to 12 discerning guests.

Cocktail Making and Napkin Folding, 19 Feb, 12.30

A popular class last time, promises not to disappoint.

Competition Awards Ceremony, 19 Feb, 3 pm

Cheer on the winners and competitors at the closing awards ceremony.

You will be able to see all the live action of the competition via large screens in the college restaurant as well visiting stands from a range of culinary suppliers and sponsors.


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Competition to win tickets for the VIP luncheon

We have joined forces with The Cambridge Culinary competition for two exclusive luncheon tickets for ‘La Parade des Chefs’.

What can you look forward to on that day?

8 am – Live class ‘La Parade des Chefs’ begins
9.30—10.30am – Live class ‘Sustainable Fish Class’
10 am – Doors open to the public, exhibitor stands open
10.30 am – Live class ‘Low Carbon Team Challenge’
11 am – Game Demonstration by Radwinter Game
12.30 – Live Class ‘Cocktail Making & Napkin Folding
1.30pm – Butchery demonstration by Aldens
3 pm – Awards Ceremony
Dessert at Cambridge Culinary Competition

About the prize


We have 2 tickets to give away so there will be 2 winners.


A ticket for an exclusive VIP luncheon to dine at the competition highlight event of

La Parade des Chefs

1 pm, Thursday 19th February

Cambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB4 2QT


3-course Luncheon prepared by the teams of chefs under competition conditions

Hoping to take home the Gold Prize

The Judges will welcome your feedback on the day

The Luncheon will be followed by the awards ceremony


Cambridge Culinary Competiton

What to do

Answer the 3 questions below and send the answers to CAMBRIDGE FOOD TOUR including your name, address, contact details and dietary requirements.

  1. What is the May ball at St. John’s called and why?
  2. Who was the first Michelin Star chef in Cambridge?
  3. Which ingredient does the Free Press use in their Scotch egg, which nobody else does in Cambridge?

Best of luck and looking forward to hearing from you.


More information:

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Gerla de Boer

Gerla de Boer is the founder of the award-winning Cambridge Food Tour in Cambridge, UK. She is a globetrotter foodie and always keen to get under the skin of a city or country she visits. She likes to get off the beaten track to get to know the latest food, fine local produce, visit their local markets and check out the hot places to eat in town. These experiences she takes back to Cambridge to create amazing food tours and events. Connect with Gerla on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram