Aspiring chefs have until Sunday 10th December to enter the Tilda Chef Team of the Year competition which returns to Salon Culinaire at Hotelympia 2018.

Celebrating talented chef pairings, the competition will see ten pairs of chefs battle it out to become Tilda Chef Team of the Year and win an exciting two-day trip to the Po Valley in Italy. Teams can enter online now via the Hotelympia website:

Run in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, this competition is for teams of two chefs, who will be given 45 minutes to prepare, cook and present a main course dish and dessert using Tilda’s speciality rice as the base ingredient in both recipes. Teams can choose between Tilda Basmati & Wild or Fragrant Jasmine for the main course and Arborio for the dessert.

Craig Dillon, head of foodservice, Tilda UK, says: “The wealth of talent on display at Salon Culinaire never ceases to amaze me and I’m certain that 2018 will be no different. The versatility of rice means chefs can use it in a whole manner of ways and I am looking forward to seeing how the chefs incorporate it into their dishes this year.

In addition to the fantastic culinary trip to Italy, the winning pair will also receive the Tilda Chef Team of the Year trophy, plus the top three teams will get a glimpse into the stringent standards that are taken to remove any broken grains at Tilda’s rice mill in Rainham. Salon Culinaire medals, commemorative plates and framed certificates will also be awarded.