Robert Ortiz to guest judge Young Restaurant Team awards

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UK: Michelin-starred chef Robert Ortiz of Lima Fitzrovia has been announced as a guest judge for annual UK Young Restaurant Team of the Year competition

Michelin-starred head chef Robert Ortiz of Lima Fitzrovia will guest judge the Skills for Chefs seventh annual UK Young Restaurant Team of the Year competition.

Ortiz is a pioneer of Peruvian cuisine. With Lima, he brings the flavours of his native country to a European audience. His dishes showcase both traditional Peruvian ingredients and rare, ancient edibles from the country's mountain regions, coasts and rainforests.

David McKown, director of Skills for Chefs said: "We are very excited that Robert Ortiz, a pioneer of Peruvian cuisine, will be our special guest judge for the grand final and this will help elevate the status of this national competition."

The theme of the competition has also been revealed as Latin American. Entrants are asked to construct a menu that features fish, beef and chocolate. The closing date for entries is 2 March.

The prize for the wining team will be a tour to Colombia sponsored by MSK Ingredients.

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