Who won Game Chef of the Year 2018?

Game Chef of the Year

Game Chef of the Year

Standard Supplier 31st January 2018

Who won Game Chef of the Year 2018?

Jonathan Ferguson, chef de partie at Scotland’s only two Michelin starred restaurant has been named as Game Chef of the Year 2018.

In a nationwide search to find the best upcoming professional game chef, Jonathan Ferguson has been named Game Chef of the Year. Ten chefs from across the UK took part in a cook-off on Monday 29th January at Braehead Foods in Kilmarnock.

Who is Jonathan Ferguson?
Jonathan Ferguson, Chef de Partie of Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at the Gleneagles Hotel has been crowned Game Chef of the Year 2018. Jonathan was previously awarded the title of British Culinary Federation’s Young Chef of the Year 2015. Jonathan started his career at the Trinity restaurant in London as an apprentice before moving to Cail Bruich to work as a Demi Chef de Partie. He has been working as a Chef De Partie at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie for over two years which holds 2 Michelin Stars.

The Judging
The judges were extremely impressed with the excellent quality and standard of dishes on offer from the finalists, but both Jonathan’s dishes captivated the judges. He served a starter of roast woodcock on a brioche crouton with a mustard brandy sauce and main course of roast loin of roe deer, red deer ossobucco, celeriac and preserved elderberry.

Who is on the judging panel for Game Chef of the Year 2018?
The judging panel was composed of carefully selected experts which included: Paul Gayler MBE of Braehead Foods, Michelin-starred chefs Shay Cooper of the Goring Restaurant London, Ian McAndrew of Blackaddie House Hotel and Nick Edgar of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.

Who were the runners-up in Game Chef of the Year 2018?
Allesandro Panella, Junior Sous Chef of One Aldwych, London and Barry Gamble, Head Chef at Chelsea Market, Glasgow were named as runners-up.

What is Game Chef of the Year?
This is where professional chefs compete in a ‘cook off’ for the title of Game Chef of the Year. Each finalist had to prepare two game-based dishes, one starter and one main course for the panel of Michelin star judges.

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