Hrishikesh Desai: Top five tips on how to win National Chef of the Year

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 14th September 2017

Hrishikesh Desai is executive chef at the multi-award winning Gilpin Hotel & Lake House in Windermere. 

Hrishikesh was crowned National Chef of the Year 2010 and was awarded his first star in the Michelin Guide UK 2017.

The highly recognised Gilpin Hotel & Lake House holds three rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide and the only five-star rating in the Lake District.

Hrishikesh’s top five tips on how to win National Chef of the Year 2018

1- Practice, criticise and re-practice.

2 - Allocate one full day for packing ingredients, equipment, pots and pans and check twice before setting off to the competition.

3 - Have your plan ready, work fast and forget what is happening around you.

4 - Keep the work station clean no matter even if you are against time.

5 - Taste, taste and taste and once happy then re-taste. Serve your dish with pride and don't worry about the result.

Hrishikesh added: “Enjoy the moment, enjoy the pressure and enjoy the competition. This is a memory which is going to make you mature, confident and a good ambassador for British Hospitality industry.”

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 14th September 2017

Hrishikesh Desai: Top five tips on how to win National Chef of the Year