Meet the National Chef of the Year 2018 finalists: Adam Thomason

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National Chef of the Year 2018 finalist, Adam Thomason is executive chef for Deloitte at Restaurant Associates UK.

Adam first discovered his passion for food as a teenager when he was on work experience at a local catering firm. After being offered a job just a few weeks into his internship he decided to pursue a career in hospitality attending catering college despite being a keen gymnast at the time. During his career, the chef has worked alongside Sat Bains and at Hart’s.

How did it feel to get through to the final?

A huge relief as my name was one of the last to get called out!

It means so much to every person in the competition,making it through to the final is a fantastic achievement. Now I have my fingers crossed for the final!

Why did you enter national chef of the year?

I love a challenge. Putting yourself out of your comfort zone really helps you to grow and develop as a chef.
I currently work in the contract catering sector so it's always great to spend time with, and pitch myself, against the restaurant boys.

On Tuesday, October 3 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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Editor 25th September 2017

Meet the National Chef of the Year 2018 finalists: Adam Thomason