Meet the 2020 winners of the Young Chef Young Waiter competition.

Our Fleet & Business department were proudly the main sponsors for this year's Young Chef Young Waiter Competition. 

About YCYW.

Promoting Hospitality as a career of choice, a profession and a vocation. Young Chef Young Waiter is a national competition open to all young professional waiters and chefs from any background. The aim of Young Chef Young Waiter is simple: to uncover the very best young talent in the industry and help equip them with relevant skills, current knowledge and the network needed to succeed in the world of hospitality.

Devised by previous winners and respected hospitality experts, the competition has a fresh modern approach that focusses on tasks and criteria that are challenging, educational and fun. Entrants have the opportunity to meet high profile industry professionals, learn new skills and make new friends at a competition like no other. Being part of the Young Chef Young Waiter of the Year is a once in a lifetime experience. A chance for competitors to test their proficiency and progress their careers whilst learning, building new relationships and developing their potential.

Young Chef Young Waiter showcases all aspects of hospitality. Inspiring, empowering and inclusive, most of all we celebrate the capabilities and diversity of this amazing industry.

We were proud to support the competition and to supply the winners both the prize of a Mercedes-Benz A-Class for the year.

Congratulations to, Peter Meechan (Gleneagles) and Marie Bouquet (TING Shangri-La The Shard​), winners of the Young Chef Young Waiter competition.

Peter Meechan's winning menu.


Stuffed fillet of sea bass, persillade fish mousee, wild mushroom ficassee, warm tartar hollondaise, edible flowers and cress.



​Roasted loin of venison, glazed in jus and rolled in smoked almond granola, smoked almond pommes dauphine, pickled beetroot, creamed cavalo nero and broccoli florets.


Chocolate and Tullibardine Whiskey tart, caramelised hazelnuts, chocolate soil, praline creme fraiche and gold leaf.

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