A Corking Opportunity for Young Chefs and Sommeliers – Gosset Matchmaker 2023 – Deadline Extension

The days of divide between kitchen and dining room separated by the pass are coming to an end. There has never been a better time for young chefs to step out of the safety of the kitchen and join a growing breed of chefs who understand the art of wine pairing.

Champagne Gosset, one of the world’s best champagne houses, is providing an unrivalled opportunity to learn more about this fascinating field with their Matchmaker competition which is now in its eighth year.

The Gosset Matchmaker 2023 competition represents the pinnacle of champagne and gastronomy pairing and this year’s competition will attract the very best contestants in a continued partnership with Le Cordon Bleu London with new 2023 partners The Sommelier Edit and London Wine Fair.

The whole object of the competition is to pair up and coming chef/ sommelier partnerships who create perfect food and wine pairing in restaurants and other eateries. All you have to be is a chef with less than five years’ industry experience paired with a sommelier from your same place of work. So, join up with your sommelier and enter this fabulous competition. The winners receive an all-expenses-paid visit to Champagne Gosset’s headquarters in Epernay and the title of Gosset Matchmaker 2023.

The great news is that the competition deadline has now been extended for another week, so you have until Friday 7th July to enter this prestigious competition.

The form on the link below must be submitted by this Sunday at the latest, then you will be sent a personal acknowledgement of entry and your entry pack,

The full entry must be submitted by Friday 7th July, this isn’t much time, but its well worth it and will give you’re the opportunity to win a culinary trip of a lifetime.


Contact – Gosset MatchmakersIf you were unaware of just how influential a sommelier is in a top restaurant a few words from

Georgios Iordanidis, Head of Wine at Annabel’s club, will put you straight. He says:

“The modern sommelier is not just a wine expert, but a cultural ambassador and guide through the intricate world of gastronomy. With refined palates and a passion for creating unforgettable experiences, sommeliers curate extraordinary wine lists, build relationships with winemakers, and craft harmonious pairings.

Their expertise extends beyond wine, encompassing spirits, beers, and even sake, allowing them to cater to diverse preferences and palates. With a deep understanding of production methods, grape varieties, and regional nuances, sommeliers guide guests through a sensory exploration of flavors, aromas, and textures.”

Top Chef Brasil winner, Luciana Berry joins the panel of expert judges this year, she said

“I’m really looking forward to judging the competition, as a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, it is great to be in a position to support the next generation of culinary talent coming up through the ranks, the bar has been set very high and I can’t wait to meet the entrants and judge the final on September the 18th.”