Junior Chef of the Year winner

Unilever Food Solutions has secured the prize of a lifetime for the winner of the Junior category of their annual Chef of the Year competition – a trip to Nice on the Côte d’Azur in France, to apprentice with Chef Jan Hendrik in his Michelin-star restaurant – in addition to a R10 000 cash prize.

Visit www.ufs.com/coty for inspiration with success stories, past winners and their recipes, judge bios and what they’re looking for, tips and tricks, and social media feeds.

Watch Richard Ellis talking about his journey to working in London, which began when he won the Junior category of COTY last year


The Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year is the leading South African culinary competition and has been the launch pad into gastronomic greatness for many of South Africa’s top chefs. The competition has three categories – Senior, Junior and Team of 4 – with prize money totalling R110 000.

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