BCF Young Chef of the Year 2017 finalists announced

British Culinary Federation (BCF)

British Culinary Federation (BCF)

Premium Supplier 20th October 2017

BCF Young Chef of the Year 2017 finalists announced

The British Culinary Federation Young Chef of the Year 2017 finalists have now been announced. Once again, there is a very strong line up of competitors from acclaimed establishments, including 9 Michelin stars amongst them.

The 16 chef finalists are:

Luke Turner, Simpsons Restaurant
Matthew Nicholls, Cheal’s of Henley
Amrita Phull, Buckland Manor
Monty Stonehewer, Hampton Manor
Michael Topping, Harborne Kitchen
Callum Wood, North Warwickshire & Hinckley College
Elliot Lawn, University College Birmingham
Megan Connor, The Lewis Partnership, The Red Lion
Christine Welz, Hambleton Hall
Chris Mee, L’Enclume
Rhys McCausland, The Palace of Westminster
Toby Hull, Gidleigh Park Hotel
Nathan Lane, The Ritz Hotel
Jacob Major, Manor House Golf Club and Hotel
Joe Payne, Restaurant Andre Garrett at Cliveden House
James Toth, The Cross at Kenilworth

The final of the competition will take place on Monday, November 6 at University College Birmingham. There will be two heats, followed by a Dinner and Awards evening. Competitors have two hours to produce a three course meal that showcases British produce, with at least one course including fish/shellfish.

The winner will be presented with the David Bache Trophy together with a cheque for £250, a framed certificate, commemorative plate, an invitation to the Winners Lunch with Villeroy & Boch as well as a seeded entry into the National Young Chef of the Year final. Second place will also receive a cheque for £150, a commemorative plate and a framed certificate. Third place will receive a cheque for£100, a commemorative plate, and a framed certificate.
Awards will also be presented for Best Starter, Best Main Course and Best Sweet.
All finalists will receive a personalised chef’s jacket, a framed certificate, a commemorative plate (sponsored by Villeroy & Boch) and two tickets to the Awards Dinner at University College Birmingham.