Meet George Harding, a YNCOTY 2020 Finalist

Meet George Harding, a YNCOTY 2020 Finalist

As a proud sponsor of Young National Chef of the Year, we wanted to do something to help the chefs on their journey. So... we decided to give all the semi-finalists a FREE pair of their WearerTech shoe of choice to help them through the hours of cooking and pressure...

We've caught up with one of the finalists, George Harding about his thoughts about the competition as well as how he's finding his WearerTech shoes. George is a senior chef de partie at the Atlantic Hotel in Jersey. See what he has to say...

Feelings ahead of the final...

I'm really looking forward to the final in October and the challenge that comes with it. I'm probably more excited for the brief reveal on the 10th September to see what we will be cooking. It's going to be an amazing experience to cook along side other top young chefs in the UK.

Top tips for managing the pressure...

Probably the golden rule is working clean and tidy so that your mind is focused on what's going around you and that you're in control. This works both for cooking where you work and also when you are competing. Another one would be to relax, focus and enjoy the experience. Give it everything you've got...!

Favourite WearerTech shoe...

I really like the Energise shoe because they feel great on my feet, they're super light and nimble and also the amount of air that circulates around your feet is good so they don't get hot or sweaty.

Moving around the kitchen...

They've definitely helped to speed up how I move around the kitchen as they are so light, able to react and move around the kitchen fast when it's busy is key and my feet always feel fresh. Even after a busy day at work there's no aching.

Thinking about getting a pair?

I'd definitely recommend them to anyone thinking of getting a pair... there's such a wide range of styles to choose from, they're so comfy and do the job perfectly.