We are delighted to announce that we will once again be sponsoring National Chef of the Year with the live final due to take place at the Restaurant Show, Olympia London on the 2nd October 2018. The contest is one of the most anticipated events in the culinary calendar and has earned itself a reputation for discovering exceptional talent from chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Alyn Williams and Mark Sargeant, all of whom won first place and consequently saw their careers take a momentous step towards success and recognition.
The two-hour cook-off which is done under the watchful eye of a host of Michelin star and acclaimed judges including Tom Kerridge, Sat Bains, Lisa Goodwin-Allen, Claude Bosi as well as a live audience. This year the event will be hosted by guest interviewer, Anna Walker, who talks the audience through what’s happening on stage and will interview judges and previous winners.
Following a rigorous process of paper judging and regional heats held in Sheffield and London for 40 semi-finalists the eventual 10 finalists were selected.
National Chef Of The Year Finalists:
|David Neilson||Senior Chef de Partie||Number One at the Balmoral, Edinburgh|
|Derek Johnstone||Head Chef||Borthwick Castle, Midlothian|
|Martin Frickel||Senior Sous Chef||The Forestside, Grasmere|
|George Blogg||Head Chef||Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead|
|Kuba Winkowski||Head Chef||The Feathered Nest Inn, Chipping Norton|
|Nick Smith||Head Chef||Harbour& Jones / Ashurst, London|
|Glenn Evans||Head of Food||Las Iguanas, London|
|Stefan Sewell||Defence Chef Instructor||CSCAT, Winchester|
|Thomas Westerland||Head Chef||Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa, Colerne|
|Liam Fauchard-Newman||Senior Sous Chef||Fenchurch Restaurant, London|
Young National Chef Of The Year Finalists:
|Arron Tye||Sous Chef||Grosvenor Pulford, Pulford|
|Jamie MacKinnon||Sous Chef||The Seafood Ristorante, St Andrews|
|Thomas Reeves||Chef De Partie||L’Enclume, Cartmel|
|Jonathan Ferguson||Chef de Partie||Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Auchterarder|
|Aaron Middleton||Sous Chef||The Above Restaurant, London|
|Henry Wadsworth||Chef de Partie||Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire|
|Luke Turner||Demi Chef De Partie||L’Enclume, Cartmel|
|Supatthra Viriphan||Demi Chef||Chewton Glen Hotel, Hampshire|
|Gilles Varone||Senior Chef De Partie||Bibendum Restaurant, London|
|Connor Farrer||Sous Chef||The Ritz, London|
As sponsors Sousvide Tools will be providing all finalists with Sous Vide equipment for the final as well as vacuum packing machines for the entire competition theatre. We wish all the finalists the very best of luck and very much look forward to finding out who will be crowned National Chef of the Year in 2018.
Sousvide Tools will again be exhibiting at this years Restaurant Show and will be positioned adjacent to the competition theatre on stand GC21. If you are interested in visiting the show and have not yet registered Click Here to do so.