The Stock People Sponsored Graduate Awards Semi-Finalists Announced

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Premium Supplier 10th August 2015

The Stock People Sponsored Graduate Awards Semi-Finalists Announced

As sponsor of the Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards 2015, we’re proud to announce that 20 young working chefs and college students have been selected for this year’s semi-finals.

They will need to give everything they’ve got to impress a judging panel of top chefs at the next stage, a regional cooking test on Friday 5th June .

Taking place at Sheffield College and University of West London, the semi-final is the chance to prove they have taken what they learnt in training to the next level.

Those that pass will then be invited to a mentor day, complete with masterclasses with industry greats and gastronomic treats in the capital. This will be to prepare them for the final’s butchery and fishmongery tests, a mystery basket challenge and the creation of a classic main and dessert.

To become a graduate they must score 85%, with Paul Gayler MBE lined up as chairman of examiners for the third year.

Nigel Crane our Managing Director said: We are exceptionally proud to provide our support for such an invaluable initiative and wish each worthy semi-finalist success in the regional heats.”

The 20 chefs going through to the Graduate Awards 2015 semi-finals are:

Laurel Taylor, Royal Garden Hotel
Nicholas Cottrell, Dolphin House Brazzerie
Reece Cosier, The Landmark London
Alex Murtagh, The Landmark London
Olivia Baggley, Wiltons
Andrew Potter, The Dairy
Grainne Kerr, Browns Restaurant
Liam Argyle, Saunton Sands Hotel
Drew Snaith, Brunswick House
Louise Roberts, Lexington Catering
Miranda Lucien-Johnson, Adam Handling at Caxton
Josie Thompson, Westminster Kingsway College
Christopher Davis, Westminster Kingsway College
Daniel Catalano, The White Horse Pub
Andrew Hockley, Queenwood Golf Club
Aaron Duffy, Grants Restaurant
Charlie Aggett, Hartwell House Hotel
James Toth, The Cross at Kenilworth
Chloe Fella, Food Academy
James Carpenter, Food Academy

For more information, email or call 0208 948 3870. For live updates, follow the Craft Guild of Chefs on Twitter @Craft_Guild #CGCGradAwards.