Hawksworth Restaurant Announces the Inaugural Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship

Calling all young culinary stars, the inaugural Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition is set to launch and ten finalists from across Canada will have the chance to win a life-changing grand prize and the opportunity to showcase their skills to Canada’s most revered chefs and critics.

The Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship program is a non-profit culinary foundation created to provide a platform for talented young Canadian chefs to get a head start in their career. The winner of the scholarship will receive a $10,000 bursary and a stage at a top international restaurant – giving them the inspiration and opportunity needed to develop their professional skills.

Judges include Chef Mark McEwan, star of Top Chef Canada, award-winning food author Jacob Richler, Corporate Executive Chef of Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants Chef Anthony Walsh and Co-Owner of CHARCUT Roast House, Chef Connie DeSousa. Vancouver-based celebrity Chef Vikram Vij, Hawksworth Restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine Kristian Eligh and Chef David Hawksworth himself will be representing the West Coast on the judging panel. A Quebec judge will be confirmed shortly.

The competition is open to Red Seal Canadian chefs who are under 28 years of age and are currently working full-time with a professional kitchen. Ten selected finalists will gather for the inaugural Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver on Sunday October 27th 2013. Applications are accepted online and applicants must submit a recipe using provided ingredients – rules and more information are available on the official website www.hawksworthscholarship.com.

Closing the competition, a fundraising dinner will be held on the evening of Sunday October 27th 2013 – Chef David Hawksworth, Chef Kristian Eligh and fellow judges Chef Connie DeSousa, Chef Mark McEwan, Chef Vikram Vij and Chef Anthony Walsh will each be creating a course for this unique event that showcases the best of Canadian culinary talent. For reservations and more information please call 604.673.7000.