The British Pea Industry launches search for the UK’s next top young chef of the year!

The Yes Peas! campaign is back for a second year and brings with it a second category after joining forces with British supermarket Waitrose and new sponsor for 2017, leading cookware supplier ProCook, to launch a cooking competition to find the nation’s next top chefs.

Primary school children of any age up to Year Six are being invited to enter the ‘Little Pea Chef’ category sponsored by Waitrose for a second year running and due to high demand, this year’s competition is welcoming a new category for secondary school students across Year Seven and Eight, sponsored by ProCook.

With support from chefs, media and farmers across the UK and with exciting prizes on offer from Waitrose and ProCook, school children from across the UK are being invited to create a delicious dish using Britain’s favourite family vegetable, the humble pea and delight the UK with their fantastic feasts.

The competition aims to challenge budding young chefs to develop a healthy and delicious recipe which includes the Great British pea as star of the show.

The five finalists from each category will then be voted for by friends, family and schools, with chefs with the most votes winning cookery equipment worth £500 for their school from either Waitrose or ProCook. The winner and four runners up from each category will also be featured in a Yes Peas! recipe book 2017 which will include a range of creative recipes made by children that will be distributed nationwide.

How do you enter?

Create a recipe using frozen peas and submit the ingredients and cooking method along with an accompanying video or photo to Miss Kwella by Wednesday 29 March 2017.

For pea recipe examples, visit www.peas.org and www.waitrose.co.uk

View full competition terms and conditions online at www.youngpeachef.co.uk

Prizes

The finalist from the ‘Little Pea Chef’ and ‘Big Pea Chef’ categories with the most votes will win £500 worth of cooking equipment for their school from competition sponsors Waitrose and ProCook respectively. Both competition sponsors will hand pick products which are most useful for your individual school and lessons. The winner and four runners up from each category will be featured in a Yes Peas! recipe book which will include a range of creative recipes made by children, that will be distributed nationwide.

In the final, children will appeal for votes from their towns and cities, talking to their schools, families and after-school clubs to prove why they deserve the acclaimed title of ‘Young Pea Chef of the Year 2017’.

The Young Pea Chefs with the most votes wins the title of Young Pea Chef of the Year 2017!