Master of Culinary Arts finalists announced

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Editor 5th July 2013
  Some of the UK’s top chefs, pastry chefs and restaurant managers have been named finalists in the 2013 Master of Culinary Arts, following tough semi-finals held over the last two months. The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts revealed the 17 finalists as follows:   CHEFS William Best, Sous Chef ,Wiltons Restaurant David Bush, Senior Chef de Partie, House of Commons Robin D’Souza, Senior Sous Chef, Le Meridien Piccadilly Jeremy Ford, Chef Director, Restaurant Associates Frederick Forster, Head Chef, The Boundary, Shoreditch Jeff Galvin, Chef Patron, Galvin Restaurants Raj Holuss, Sous Chef, The Ritz London Steve Love, Chef Proprietor, Love’s, Birmingham   PASTRY CHEFS William Curley, Patissier Chocolatier, William Curley Denis Drame, Executive Pastry Chef, Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa Paul Williams, Senior Sous Chef Pastry, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons   RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE Mourad Ben Tekfa, Restaurant Director, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Luigi Cagnin, Deputy Restaurant Manager, The Ritz London Sergio Cappello, Restaurant Manager, The Travellers Club David Galetti, Head Sommelier, Le Gavroche Robert Rose, Restaurant Manager, Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road Elaine Watson, Food & Beverage Support Services Manager, Gleneagles Hotel   The finals will take place on Saturday 21st September at Le Gavroche for restaurant management and service; Saturday 28th September at Westminster Kingsway College for pastry chefs; and Saturday 12th October at University College Birmingham for chefs. The winners of the MCA will be announced at a gala presentation dinner to take place at Claridge’s on Thursday 31st October.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 5th July 2013

Master of Culinary Arts finalists announced