Meet the National Chef of the Year 2017 finalists: Stephanie Coupland

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Editor 30th September 2016

National Chef of the Year 2017 finalist Stephanie Coupland, is the chef de partie at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

Born and raised in Australia, Stephanie began her career at the age of 16 working for Flying Fish in Sydney and later at Est before joining the Fat Duck in Bray to further her career.

After two and a half years at the Fat Duck Stephanie joined Petrus in Knightsbridge before moving to Restaurant Gordon Ramsay where she has since remained.

How did you feel about getting throughto the final?

A bit shocked, but relieved to have got past the semi-final and excited for the next round, that's for sure!

Is there anything you are hoping to get in the mystery basket?

I'm just hoping it's based seasonally which I'm sure it will be, 

Would you recommend National Chef of the Year to other chefs?

I definitely would, it's great for networking and it's a new experience. It's good to be taken out of your comfort zone and try something new.

>>> Read more about this year's finalists here

On Tuesday, October 4 a new National Chef of the Year will be crowned. We take a closer look at this year's finalists hoping to produce winning dishes at the final at The Restaurant Show, which will impress the judging panel. 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 30th September 2016

Meet the National Chef of the Year 2017 finalists: Stephanie Coupland