The regional finals take place simultaneously at:
In addition to preparing the recipe (exactly as submitted on the entry form), you will need to prepare a dessert for four persons from a selection of ingredients which will be given to you just before the start of the cook-off (books are allowed for reference purposes on the day to help you plan your dessert, but cannot be taken into the kitchen) A maximum of two and a half hours cooking time is allocated at the regional final for your recipe and the dessert.
The judges will look for practical and imaginative use of the ingredients provided.
Entrants will be assessed continually while in the kitchen, by two or more judges. Marks will be awarded for culinary skills, organisation, hygiene etc.