Kevin Viner: Top five tips on how to win National Chef of the Year

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 16th September 2017

Kevin Viner, catering consultant at Moonfleet Manor Hotel, Luxury family hotels in Dorset won National Chef of the Year back in 1998.

Up until last year, Kevin Viner was head chef at Neo Restaurant in Bournemouth. He was also awarded AA chef’s chef of the year in 1999 and between 1993 and 2000 he worked in Michelin star restaurant, Pennypots in Blackwater, Cornwall. Kevin tells The Staff Canteen that he will be heading back to Cornwall soon for a new opportunity. 

Kevin Viner's top five tips on how to win National Chef of the Year 2018

1 - Only use dishes which are fit for a real restaurant service.

2 - Have at least four run throughs, for testing dishes, equipment, mistakes, changes and timing.

3 - Use a camera to look at yourself, it’s a great way to learn.

4 - Only use best ingredients, less is more if you are cooking with top quality.

5 - Best dessert will give you opportunity to be at the top.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 16th September 2017

Kevin Viner: Top five tips on how to win National Chef of the Year