Master of Culinary Arts 2017 semi finalists revealed

Rosanna Frost

Royal Academy of Culinary Arts

Premium Supplier 17th May 2017

Master of Culinary Arts 2017 semi finalists revealed

The UK’s highest culinary honour, only presented every four years, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts has today announced the semi-finalists for its 2017 Master of Culinary Arts. Now in its 30th year, the awards celebrate those who display the mastery of the complex and specialised knowledge and skills in culinary arts. Amongst those reaching the final stages are top chefs, pastry chefs and restaurant managers from some of the best culinary establishments in the UK. Winners of the MCA will be announced at a Gala Presentation Dinner on the 5th October at Claridge’s, London.

The Semi-Finalists are:

CHEFS
Adam Bennett, Chef Director, The Cross at Kenilworth
David Bush, Head Chef, The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
Stephen Carter, Head Chef, Boodle's
Hrishikesh Desai, Executive Chef, Gilpin Hotel and Lake House
Steve Drake, Chef Patron, Sorrel
David Duverger, Cuisine Teaching Chef, Le Cordon Bleu
Gavin Edney, Head Chef, Cliveden House
Ollie Hay, Head Chef, Nomura
Chris Hill, Premier Sous Chef, The Ritz Hotel
Rajkumar Holuss, First Sous Chef, The Waterside Inn
James Sleep, Senior Sous Chef, Whites Club
Adam Smith, Executive Chef, Coworth Park
Adam Thomason, Head Chef, Deloitte, Restaurant Associates
Anthony Wright, Senior Chef Lecturer, University College Birmingham

PASTRY CHEFS
Alistair Birt, Head Pastry Chef, Harrods
Emmanuel Bonneau, Chef Patissier, London Hilton on Park Lane
Nicolas Bouhelier, Head Pastry Chef, Lainston House Hotel
Gary Goldsmith, Chef Lecturer, University College Birmingham
Liam Grime, Cpl Chef, RAF Odiham
Mourad Khiat, Head Pastry Chef, The Berkeley Hotel
Amit Kumar, Executive Pastry Chef, Intercontinental The O2
Nicholas Patterson, Teaching Chef, Le Cordon Bleu
Jonas Plangger, Head Pastry Chef, Manchester House
Julie Sharp, Pastry Chef Technical Adviser, Barry Callebaut UK
Ross Sneddon, Executive Pastry Chef, The Balmoral Hotel

RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE
Lukas Andr, Restaurant Manager, Sexy Fish, Caprice Holdings
Dimitri-Andreas Bellos, Restaurant Manager, The Fat Duck
Thomas Borghi, Deputy Private Dining and Events Operation Manager, The Ritz London
Daniel Crump, General Manager, The Oxford Blue
Alessandro Fasoli, General Manager, The Woodspeen Restaurant and Cookery School
Giovanni Ferlito, Head of Wine and Beverage, The Ritz London
Devid Isabella, Restaurant Manager, Wentworth Golf Club
Karim Le Cloarec, General Manager, Searcys at The Gherkin
Peter Prusaczyk, Restaurant Manager, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
Daniele Quattromini, Restaurant Manager, Cliveden House
Pierre Rizet-Mosser, Food & Beverage Manager, The Montagu Arms Hotel
Ian Sturrock, Brasserie General Manager, The Arts Club

The Semi-Finals will take place on Monday 5th June at The Langham, London for Restaurant Management &
Service; Saturday 24th June at University College Birmingham for Pastry Chefs; and Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th June at University College Birmingham for Chefs.

SPONSORS
The MCA 2017 is sponsored by Ritter Courivaud; ACT Clean; Aubrey Allen; Berkmann Wine Cellars; Laurent-Perrier Champagne; L’Unico Cafe Musetti; Speyside Glenlivet; Wedgwood; and Winterhalter.

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