National Chef of the Year 2016

One of the most prestigious and respected culinary competitions is the National Chef of the Year awards. This annual event which has been running since 1972 provides a unique opportunity for chefs in the UK to raise awareness of their skills.

The 8 finalists in what proved to be a tough competition were: Andrew Ditchfield, Pastry Chef, House of Commons; Paul Foster, Head Chef, Mallory Court; Adam Handling, Head Chef, Restaurant Adam Handling; Mark Kempson, Head Chef, Kitchen W8; Luciano Lucioli, Head Chef, Marks & Spencers Headquarters (Lusso - CH&Co); Lawrence McCarthy, Sous Chef, The Ledbury Restaurant; Martin Carabott, Sous Chef, The Royal Automobile Club and Larry Jayasekara, Sous Chef, Gordon Ramsay Holding.

Larry Jayasekara, senior sous chef at London restaurant Petrus (part of the Gordon Ramsay Group) was named as the winner of National Chef of the Year 2016.  This was Larry’s third stint in the culinary competition and the third time was clearly a charm! Larry, who beat seven other finalists to take the accolade of National Chef of the Year.

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.

One of the most prestigious and respected culinary competitions is the National Chef of the Year awards. This annual event which has been running since 1972 provides a unique opportunity for chefs in the UK to raise awareness of their skills. The 8 finalists in what proved to be a tough competition were: Andrew Ditchfield, Pastry Chef, House of Commons; Paul Foster, Head Chef, Mallory Court; Adam...