Larry Jayasekara from Petrus on winning National Chef of the Year 2016

National Chef of the Year

National Chef of the Year

Premium Supplier 4th December 2015

Larry Jayasekara from Petrus on winning National Chef of the Year 2016

Larry Jayasekara, sous chef from Gordon Ramsay's award winning Petrus restaurant in Mayfair, talks about his role and how he trained for the National chef of the Year competition. He talks about the help and support of the head chef Neil Snowball and how they worked together as a team, trying the dishes and coming up with a successful formula for one of the UK’s most prestigious culinary competitions.

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