UK Seafood Chef Of The Year Competitors Announced

Seafood 5 (Norwich)

Eighteen teams have been shortlisted in the national search to find the UK Seafood Chef of the Year 2022.

The competition, which is now in its 25th year, will see young chefs from across the country competing in regional heats, which will take place in Sunderland, Norwich and Llandrilo, with the first heat taking place at Sunderland College on the 6th May.

This year’s competition promises competitors the best line up of judges to date, with Rick Stein, Mitch Tonks, Mark Hix and Nathan Outlaw confirmed to judge the highly acclaimed competition.

Paul Robinson, Grimsby Institute Associate Principal, said: “It’s great to see the standard of menus submitted for the 25th year, the judges are excited to see these produced on the day of each heat. Some prizes which we have kept a secret until now will be announced at the heats. I’m really looking forward to seeing the teams at each heat, very exciting times!”

The successful nine teams from across the heats will then progress to the Grand Final at the Grimsby Institute on Friday 10th June where they will cook a three-course menu that will include an innovation test. The test will challenge the finalists with a surprise recipe which requires them to produce an intermediate course using a specified list of ingredients. This year the winning team will receive an amazing mystery prize, with the other prizes being announced over the next few weeks.


Colleges through to the heats are:


6th May 2022

Sunderland Heat:


Sunderland College

Newcastle College

Northumberland College

Middlesborough College

Grimsby Institute

Kendal College


13th May 2022

Norwich Heat:


Norwich College






20th May 2022

Coleg Lllandrillo Cymru Heat:






West College London