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Entries are now closed. Disaster Chef 2015

To nominate yourself or a friend or family member for the Kenwood Disaster Chef competition, email by midnight on 27th September with the following details:

  • Your full name/full name of your nominee
  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Daytime telephone number
  • Hometown
  • Photograph of yourself/nominee
  • Describe your/their worst kitchen disaster (200 words max)

To participate in the competition you or your friend/family member will need to be available to re-create a given recipe each week for six weeks from 12th October to 20th November 2015 using your very own Kenwood Chef Sense, which you will be able to keep after the competition. You must also be available on Saturday 28th November to attend an all-expenses paid live final. 

Over six weeks you will be tasked with creating six recipes designed to test and improve your culinary skills. The recipes will be provided via online video tutorials created  for you by chef Raymond Blanc, cookery writer Miranda Gore Browne and Kenwood Development Chef Martin Johns.

To help you create the recipes, you will be provided with:

Chef Sense

  • Step-by-step instructions
  • A weekly delivery of fresh ingredients
  • A Kenwood apron
  • The ultimate kitchen machine for passionate novices and seasoned chefs alike, the Kenwood Chef Sense, worth £449.99

Each week you will be asked to share an update on how you get on with the weekly recipe challenge. This must include a minimum of 100 word blog post and at least one image of your cookery results.

All 10 contestants will then attend a live final on Saturday 28th November, where you’ll meet the judges (Raymond, Miranda and Martin) and put your skills to the test by creating a set two-course meal.

The most improved chef throughout the competition will walk away with the title of ‘Kenwood Chef 2015’ as well as a fantastic prize package, which includes:

  • A selection of stylish Kenwood kitchen appliances to the value of £500.
  • A two-night stay at Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons including accommodation, travel, tasting menu on the first evening and an à la carte dinner on the second, full English breakfasts, a tour of the Le Manoir kitchens and a signed copy of Raymond’s latest book Kew on a Plate.
  • Two places for a day’s tuition at the Raymond Blanc Cookery School.

The chosen contestants will be selected week commencing 28th September, the six week improvement period will start from 12th October and the overall competition winner will be announced at the live final on 28th November.

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