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page logosNECTA NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND CHEF OF THE YEAR 2019

HOTEL HILTON, NEWCASTLE - GATESHEAD 1st MAY 2019

The most prestigious competition in the North East of England, win and be part of an elite group of chefs to win this title. Previous winners include John Connell and Gabor Pusztai. 

Entrants must compose a 3 course menu for 4 covers.
The menu must complement seasonal local produce.
Entrants must submit a recipe, method and costing for each course.

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NECTA HOSPITALITY SALON 2019 30th April and 1st of May

NECTA HOSPITALITY SALON 2019 30th April and 1st May

A variety of live and cold display classes open to chefs of all levels. Classes will be judged by some of the top chefs in the country.

Hilton Hotel Newcastle-Gateshead

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sous videNECTA FUTURE CHEF PROFESSIONAL 2019 SPONSORED BY SOUS VIDE TOOLS 

Students from 8 colleges compete in a final live competition after working in some of the top regional restaurants for 2 weeks.



Saathi downloadOriginal Indian Cuisine

1 hour will be allowed to prepare, cook and present a main course, 2 plates each of the same.

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taylor food logo2TEAM CLASS - SPONSORED BY TAYLOR FOODS

Entries are invited from teams of 2 chefs from any hospitality establishment, 60 minutes will be allowed to prepare, cook and present 2 courses for 4 persons: starter and main course. The main course to include fish which can be ordered from Taylor foods. Other ingredients to be chosen and provided by the competitors. No pre-preparation by the competitor is allowed except pre washed and peeled vegetables, puff paste, pate a bric and pre-prepared stocks/reductions.

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INTER-COLLEGE HOSPITALITY SALON

8 colleges from across the region and one guest college compete in 10 live classes.

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FLORISTRY

NECTA is expanding its categories to include a professional floristry section. This is a growing show and the only one of its kind in the north East.

Contact Tina Reddel : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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anthonyCOCKTAIL CLASS - hosted by Antony Pearman. 

Gin Competition

Making a cocktail is a creation and sometimes it is the experience we remember rather than the actual drink itself. We want you to create a cocktail that has an experience behind it. This can be done in whatever way you like. To give an example why not create a drink that reminds one of mums baked apple pie or tap into those other senses by blindfolding the judges. Please, remember this quote " Cocktails are small concept bombs". You can use whatever ingredients you would like and create in whatever way you would like.

Antony Pearman Profile

Antony studied at Norwich city college to become a chef and moved to Cambridge to further his career. After 7 years he decided to move to front of house and worked at a South Australian style wine restaurant where he became involved with the beautiful history and world of alcohol of which he knew very little. After one year he was offered an opportunity to move to Newcastle which to date Antony says “has been the best choice in my life”. He worked in a cocktail venue with a thirst to progress and learn and was very fortunate to work with some truly brilliant mixologists who put up with his constant questions and suggestions. Antony was hooked: “My career is cocktails, my life is cocktails. I thrive when competing in cocktail competitions. I love the challenge and watching how everyone from all different walks of life create their art for the judges” He has won and placed in numerous regional and nationwide cocktail competitions and hopes to compete globally.
In late 2015 he started his own company website www.somebartender.com where he posts videos, recipes and tips of everything he does within the cocktail scene. He also posts more regularly on Instagram (antonymixologist) and facebook (somebartender.com).


AWARDS CEREMONY

Competitors who will be attending to collect thier awards should ensure that they are dressed in clean chefs whites or, in respect of restaurant service, correct uniform. This is important for presentation purposes and for the sake of class sponsors and photographs.

THE NECTA YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR - 2019 10th SEPTEMBER

sponsored by Bidfood

 BEACON OF LIGHT, SUNDERLAND 10TH SEPTEMBER 2019

A prestigious competition for young chefs.  Entrants must demonstrate their knife skills in a 25 minute class  followed by 60 minutes in which competitors must prepare and cook a 2 course menu for 2 covers.


YOUNG MIXOLOGIST OF THE YEAR 2019

Drink 1: 
A twist on a classic gin based cocktail. We are looking for any style of twist from a classic with a great story on how this twist fits in effectively. Anything at all but has to be twisted gin classic. Think creatively.  
 
Drink 2:
Your drink. Any ingredients and any method. Focus should be on the competitor as a person and their creativeness. Story, visual looks and wow factor are crucial here
 
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