Anolon Named as Headline Sponsor of the Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards

We are proud to announce that Anolon is the headline sponsor of the 2018 Diamond Standard Awards Cookery Competition, launching March 2017.

The Diamond Standard Awards offers the chance for non-professional cooks to gain recognition for their cooking ability at home and for those attending school and catering college, the opportunity to showcase what they’ve learnt.

The unmissable annual competition has three categories, which are:

  • Keen Young Cooks 12-16 years
  • Aspiring Student Chefs 16-19 years
  • Keen Home Cooks 17 years and over

The winning student and young cook will receive a prestigious three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship. For the home cook, a bespoke cookery weekend. In addition to these prizes, bundles of Anolon cookware from the sponsors are awarded as well as cash prizes of up to £500.

Entries are open from 6th March and can be submitted individually or via schools and colleges.  Entries close on 1st November 2017 with the national final scheduled for late January 2018 at the Waitrose Cookery School, Finchley Road, London.  For more information and to enter online please visit

Launched in 2012, the Diamond Standard Awards, sponsored by Teflon™ non-stick coatings is a prestigious, well respected initiative amongst industry leaders that recognises excellence, supporting students to achieve their goal of working as elite chefs in this dynamic industry and gives the chance for non-professional cooks to gain recognition for their cooking ability at home.

For students, this is potentially a life changing opportunity to receive a three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship, training to become a fully qualified chef. The scholarship is divided into two categories; work based training with a chef member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts at one of the finest hotels or restaurants in the UK and full time block release tuition at Bournemouth & Poole College. The course is arranged by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and Teflon™ non-stick coatings, Chemours and managed by The Bournemouth & Poole College.

A team of esteemed judges chaired by Lesley Waters will choose their winners at the Waitrose Cookery School in London at a national cook-off in January 2018.

Last year’s winners were:

Keen Young Cook (13-16 years) – Harriet Morgan-Barstow, Bay House School
Aspiring Student Chef Winner (16-19 years) – Joe Smith, Brooksby Melton College
Keen Home Cooks (aged 17+) – Gareth Ford, Peterborough