Media Release: Glasgow Science Centre is on the hunt for MiniChefs of the future


AHEAD of celebrity chef, John Torode, coming to Glasgow Science Centre in October to host ‘A Taste of Science Dinner’ and serenade taste buds with a specially created four course menu, GSC has launched ‘A MiniChef of the Future’ cookery competition for youngsters.

GSC is on the hunt for budding Scottish chefs that are between the ages of eight and 12 that love cooking and can create a delicious and imaginative two course meal that would tickle the taste buds of celebrity chef, John Torode.

The dishes don’t have to be complicated but must be the chef’s own creation and show originality and skill and use some great Scottish produce.

To enter the competition you need to live in Scotland and be between eight and 12 years-old.

The competition closes on 16 September 2011.

Runners-up will attend a special event with John Torode on October 20, 2011.

The three finalists will cook their main course with a Chef Mentor at the event and John Torode will choose a winner. Each of the three finalists will be allocated a chef mentor who will help them with a practice session prior to the final.

The mentors will also accompany and assist them on the day of the final in the Glasgow Science Centre kitchen.

Celebrity chef, John Torode, said: “I am really excited to be coming to Glasgow not only to host the ‘A Taste of Science Dinner’ at Glasgow Science Centre but just as importantly to taste and judge the food of the next generation of cooks.

“Glasgow already has a well established group of great chefs and now the next generation are growing up to join them.

“Food and science have always been interlinked but now in this modern age more and more of us are using the greatness of science to enhance food and take it to the next leveI.

|I am sure that the dinner will see everyone loving the four-course menu and leave with a greater understanding of how the world of food and science is becoming even more exciting.”

To request an entry pack please visit:


For further information or to review the event please contact Rachel MacBeath 0141 420 5010 ext 303 or mail to


  • Glasgow Science Centre is an educational charity whose mission is to promote science through thought-provoking, fun and exciting experiences that inspire all to explore and understand the world around them.
  • Glasgow Science Centre is a five star rated attraction, as awarded by VisitScotland
  • Corporate Events team awards-
    • Scottish Thistle Award 2010: Business Tourism Award
    • Scottish Event Award 2009: Best In-house Event
    • Scottish Events Award 2008: Best Unusual Venue
  • ‘A Taste of Science Dinner’ on 20 October will be hosted by John Torode of MasterChef fame who will explore the fun of food experimentation and how ingredients can work together to create new wonderful flavours. Guests will then dine on a specially created four course menu.
  • Competition rules can be obtained here.

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Contact: Rachel MacBeath
Phone: 0141 420 5010 (303)