To mark the launch of School Chef of the Year’s competition (SCOTY’s) 30th anniversary, headline sponsor Bisto – from Premier Foods Foodservice – has unveiled a new recipe book to showcase the incredible talent of the 2023 regional finalists and inspire a new cohort to enter this year’s highly anticipated event.

Sarah Robb, foodservice marketing manager at Premier Foods Foodservice, said:

“We’re inviting school chefs to enter SCOTY 2024 – an amazing national competition to showcase their culinary skills and the incredibly high standard of their school food.

“Our new recipe book is a celebration of the passion, dedication and talent school chefs bring to their kitchens every day. As the competition reaches such a special milestone, it’s the perfect opportunity to share these recipes to inspire other school chefs across the UK to embrace the unique challenges of SCOTY which – as we know from previous years – offers so many benefits from both a personal and professional perspective.”

Recipe Collection

The recipe collection highlights the passion and skill these chefs bring, to consistently provide nutritious, high quality and well-balanced meals for children. It also showcases the diversity of food that can be found in school kitchens nationwide.

From British classics such as beef casserole with Yorkshire pudding and summer berry dessert; to the Asian-inspired crispy fishcake created by 2023 SCOTY winner Raheem Morgan; as well as tropical delights including Caribbean-infused crispy fried chicken in jerk sauce and pineapple and toasted coconut mousse. Each dish incorporated at least one product from the following Premier Foods Foodservice brands: Bisto, McDougalls, Sharwoods, Smash, Batchelors, Angel Delight, Bird’s and Ambrosia.

The new recipe book is available for school caterers to download here:

How to Enter

To enter SCOTY 2024, school chefs can register their details here:

The entry deadline is Friday 26th January 2024.