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The 16 Finalists Announced

Julia Child Scholarship
by Le Cordon Bleu

Forty two semi-finalists battled for their place in the Julia Child Scholarship by Le Cordon Bleu last week. Here is the list of the 16 applicants who made it through to the final of the prestigious competition.

The winner of the competition will be rewarded with a prize worth over £45,000 which includes a place on the renowned school’s most prestigious qualification, the Grand Diplôme®, providing the aspiring chef with nine-months of comprehensive training in both pâtisserie and cuisine, a three-month internship at renowned Chef Monica Galetti at MERE restaurant, accommodation in central London courtesy of our partner Londonist DMC.

All applications from across the UK were reviewed and the top forty two candidates competed in the semi-finals on the 17th and 18th May 2018, where they were interviewed by a panel of Le Cordon Bleu Master Chefs as well as the four alumni mentors of the competition: Luciana Berry, Eran Tibi, Adam Ashe and Hideko Kawa.

Sixteen passionate finalists were chosen, and they will be invited back to the school for the final stage of the competition on Wednesday 6th June where they will have to compete in a cook-off which will review their behaviour in a kitchen with a team and assess their creativity and motivation. This will be followed by an award ceremony where the winner will be announced.

The Julia Child Scholarship by Le Cordon Bleu finalists are as follows:

  1. Tiago Baltar
  2. Kevin Berg
  3. Jonathon Burke
  4. Zoe Conway
  5. Lois Farmer
  6. Ella Franklin
  7. Nicola Fyffe
  8. Nicola Harris
  9. Mike Kiely
  10. Georgia King
  11. Joe McDonnell-Thomas
  12. Nicola Parry
  13. Sarah Rodin
  14. Jamie Rumbelow
  15. Philip Toulson
  16. Ilaria Verde
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