THREE students from Mallorca, Spain, have been selected to compete for a coveted place at Le Cordon Bleu Madrid, one of the most prestigious culinary schools in the world.
The first phase of the contest saw 50 students from across Spain being chosen, where they will now have until the end of January to put a 5-minute video recipe together which will be screened on a dedicated YouTube channel. The submissions will be subject to a public vote where the jury will then select 10 candidates for the grand final at Le Cordon Bleu at the Francisco de Vitoria University in April.
The budding chefs are battling for the Premio Promesas, known as the Young Promises Prize. As well as acclaim for their skills and creations, the winner will receive a scholarship worth over €23,000 which will allow them to continue training at the school. The individual who takes home second prize will also win a training grant of €8,500.
The 50 lucky candidates are from 28 schools in 23 provinces of Spain, which includes two from the Balearics School of Hospitality in Mallorca and Laura Vidal from the IES secondary school in Calvia.