Launch of the Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards 2018 Cookery Competition

Life changing cookery competition to win a prestigious three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship

Teflon non-stick coatings is delighted to announce the launch of its 2018 Diamond Standard Awards for amateur chefs of all ages. The cookery competition offers the chance for non-professional cooks to gain recognition for their cooking ability at home and for those attending school and catering college, the opportunity to showcase what they’ve learnt.

Launched in 2012, the Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards has quickly assumed a prominent position and the organisers at Dupree Creative are delighted to see the competition become an annual calendar event that’s not to be missed.

The exciting cooking challenge has three categories which are:

  • Keen Young Cooks 12-16 years – to bake a favourite dish
  • Aspiring Student Chefs 16-19 years – to cook a game inspired signature
  • Keen Home Cooks 17 years and over – to cook their signature classic

The winning student and young cook will receive a prestigious three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship and for the home cook a bespoke cookery weekend. In addition to these prizes, bundles of Teflon™ non-stick coated cookware from the sponsors are awarded as well as cash prizes of up to £500. Joining Anolon (cookware sponsor) as category sponsors is new sponsor BergHOFF (knives sponsor) and the continued generous support of Utensa Wonderbake (bakeware sponsor) and NoStik (baking liner sponsor).

Entries are open from 6th March and can be submitted individually or via schools and colleges.  Entries close on 1 November 2016 with the national final scheduled for late January 2018 at the Waitrose Cookery School, London.  For more information on the competition and to enter please visit

About the Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards

Launched in 2012, the Diamond Standard Awards, sponsored by Teflon™ non-stick coatings is a prestigious, well respected initiative amongst industry leaders that recognises excellence, supporting students to achieve their goal of working as elite chefs in this dynamic industry and gives the chance for non-professional cooks to gain recognition for their cooking ability at home.

For students, this is potentially a life changing opportunity to receive a three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship, training to become a fully qualified chef. The scholarship is divided into two categories; work based training with a chef member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts at one of the finest hotels or restaurants in the UK and full time block release tuition at Bournemouth & Poole College. The course is arranged by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and Teflon™ non-stick coatings, Chemours and managed by The Bournemouth & Poole College.

A team of esteemed judges chaired by Lesley Waters will choose their winners at the Waitrose Cookery School in London at a national cook-off in January 2018.

Keen Young Cook (13-16 years) – Harriet Morgan-Barstow, Bay House School

Aspiring Student Chef Winner (16-19 years) – Joe Smith, Brooksby Melton College

Keen Home Cooks (aged 17+) – Gareth Ford, Peterborough

For more information, visit

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