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Lesley Waters is Celebrity Chef & Head Judge The Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards 2017.

Launched in 2012, the Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards 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.

Open to Home cooks and students anywhere in the UK, the course is arranged by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and Teflon™, Chemours and managed by The Bournemouth & Poole College.

Prizes include the potentially a life changing opportunity to receive a three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship, training to become a fully qualified chef. 

A team of esteemed judges chaired by Lesley Waters will choose their Regional Champions from online entries, inviting them to attend the Waitrose Cookery School Kitchens in London for a national cook-off on 25 January 2017.

For entry forms and competition updates, visit