National Chef of the Year 2014

The winner of the National Chef of the Year 2014 was Russell Bateman, who is head chef at Hertfordshire based Colette’s restaurant at the Grove.  The judging panel included Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti, Jason Atherton and Hideko Kawa, amongst others. Judge Clare Smyth commented on Russell’s winning dish, saying: “Russell produced two of the best dishes today – two show-stoppers that I would happily eat in any restaurant in this country.”

The other finalists for the National Chef of the Year 2013 competition were: Julien Pickersgill, House of Commons, London, Josh Bingham, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Oxfordshire, April Lily Partridge, The Club at The Ivy, London, Claire Willett, Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, Daniel Lee, Brooklands Hotel, Surrey, James Goodyear, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Oxfordshire and Luke Selby, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Oxfordshire

Previous winners of the National Chef of the Year have included Gordon Ramsay and Mark Sargeant whom have witnessed first-hand how this competition helps fast-track careers to put winners firmly on the culinary map.

The winner of the National Chef of the Year 2014 was Russell Bateman, who is head chef at Hertfordshire based Colette’s restaurant at the Grove.  The judging panel included Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti, Jason Atherton and Hideko Kawa, amongst others. Judge Clare Smyth commented on Russell’s winning dish, saying: “Russell produced two of the best dishes today – two...