Young Chef Olympiad 2019

Kitchen CUT paving the way to success at Young Chef Olympiad 2019!

This year’s Young Chef Olympiad ‘cheftestants’ will be using Kitchen CUT’s leading edge F&B Management software to help them on their quest for first place.

This week, Kitchen CUT Co-Founder and Michelin Starred chef, John Wood will be returning to India as Chief Judge at the 5th International Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) 2019, organised by the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM).  The world’s biggest culinary Olympiad is being held all week, from 28th January to 2nd February.  The participating countries have been divided into five groups, each of whom will take part in  three different rounds being held at Delhi, Pune, and Bangalore, culminating in a grand finale and closing ceremony in Kolkata on Saturday 2nd February.

This year, with allergen management and reporting nutritional information such vital considerations within the F&B industry, there will be points awarded for allergen/nutritional/calorific data for each recipe.  In a bid to make this more simple and accurate, all competitors and mentors involved with YCO 2019 will be able to use the Kitchen CUT system for creating recipes, sub recipes and menus, tracking nutritional information and allergens as well as a whole host of other features. 

Over 50 young chefs will be competing from all over the world and so the event promises to showcase the brightest and most promising talent from across the globe.  Encouraging new talent is something that Kitchen CUT Co-Founder and Michelin Starred chef believes is fundamentally important and so the decision to become involved as a judge for the event was an easy one:

“I’ve always been passionate about giving back to the industry I have been a part of for over 35 years, particularly in supporting young chefs just starting out in hospitality.  It’s an absolute honour to be here judging at the Young Chef’s Olympiad again.

 The danger of mismanagement of allergens has never more in the forefront of the industry’s awareness and I am dedicated to raising awareness and showing young chefs that the only way to avoid tragedy is to use a robust, automated system to track allergens.  With Kitchen CUT, they can do this simply, efficiently and accurately.”

 When asked about John’s involvement with YCO2018 and the reasons why the committee had asked for John to join the judging panel, YCO organisers explained,

“The Young Chef Olympiad has established itself as one of the leading Culinary Competition for student chefs across the globe. For the last 4 years the competition has grown constantly in stature and in the quality of students participating . This being the 5th Season we are delighted to once again announce our association with Chef John Wood as a Senior Judge. Chef Wood has established himself in the world of Culinary Arts as a Michelin Star, 4 AA Rosettes and has successfully stepped into the field of entrepreneurship with the very successful Kitchen CUT. We believe that Chef John Wood will contribute immensely in this year’s Young Chef Olympiad with his vast experience and Culinary knowledge.”

Dr Suborno Bose, Chairman and Chief Mentor of IIHM and chairman of the Young Chef Olympiad 2019 Committee said 

“We are delighted to have Chef John Wood join us for the second time in the world’s biggest culinary competition, the 5th International Young Chef Olympiad. Kitchen CUT is a state of the art recipe planning tool for any futuristic hotel to use and we are glad that in this world’s best competition, Kitchen CUT has helped make YCO more exciting and challenging.” 

We couldn’t agree more!   We’d like to wish all the participants the very best of luck!

You can get more information about Kitchen CUT or a free online demo by emailing or calling +44 (0) 330 113 0050

You can register for a free trial here

Find out more about Young Chef Olympiad 2019 here.


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