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Premium Supplier 16th May 2011


The eagerly awaited list of nominees has been announced for the 2011 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards.
Following much deliberation, a judging panel of leading industry representatives has selected 40 chefs who will be feted at the prestigious awards ceremony at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel on Thursday, June 2.
The theme for the 2011 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards is ‘Bursting with Talent’, aiming to reward leading chefs from across the industry, whether they work in a village pub, fine dining restaurant, city university or in contract catering. They might develop products for national retailers or serve British soldiers.
The nominees for the 2011 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards are as follows:
Apprentice Chef Award
Rebecca Marshman, Hilton Park Lane
Lyndsay Michie, Le Gavroche
Tom Puttock, Northcote Manor
Banqueting Chef Award
Tom Allen, O2 Arena
Brian Canale, Heritage Portfolio
David Summerell, Royal College of Physicians
Competition Chef Award
Hayden Groves, Elior UK
Mathew Shropshall, University College Birmingham
Nicholas Smith, Vacherin
Contract Catering Chef Award
Robert Brown, Compass Group
Mark Cheetam, Sodexo
Mark Wetherill, Sodexo
Cost Sector Chef Award
Alan Baker-Green, Compass Group
Robin Turner, Sodexo
Andrew Wood, University of York
Development Chef Award
Peter Joyner, Elior
Sanjay Sighat, Authentic Food Company
Andrew Twells, Compass Group
Education Chef Award
Ian Jaundoo, Liverpool Community College
Patricia Paskins, Thames Valley University
John Gray, Defence Food Services School
Ethnic Chef Award
Anirudh Arora, Moti Mahal
Karunesh Khanna, Amaya
Sudha Shankar Saha, Saffron
New Restaurant Award
Bistrot Bruno Loubet, London
Pea Porridge, Bury St Edmunds
Viajante, London
Pastry Chef Award
Andrew Ditchfield, House of Commons
Cherish Finden, The Langham Hotel
Tal Hausen, The Lanesborough Hotel
Mark Perkins, The Marriott Chancery Court Hotel
Pub Restaurant Chef Award
Tim Bilton, The Butchers Arms, Holmfirth
Daniel Turner, The White Hart, Maulden
Graham White, The Plough Inn, Hungerford
Restaurant Chef Award
Lisa Allen, Northcote Manor
Ed Wilson, Terroirs
Abdul Yaseen, Cinnamon Kitchen
Young Chef Award
Alistair Birt, William Curley
Chris Munroe, The Royal Garden Hotel
Tom Parker, Northcote Manor
Two additional awards will be presented on the night. The Special Award, chosen by the committee of the Craft Guild, will go to a person who above all others has made an enormous contribution to the industry.
Also, for the first time, the Craft Guild of Chefs has introduced the People’s Choice Award to recognise one of the industry’s unsung heroes, who has demonstrated real commitment to their job and deserves recognition.
Since the online voting opened for the nominated candidates on April 19, the votes are already in the hundreds. The closing date for votes is Friday, May 13. The seven candidates are:
• David Brown, Stable Family Home Trust
• David Cavalier, CH & Co
• David Croft, former chef/volunteer fundraiser
• Vicky Lord, Staffordshire County Council
• Trevor Nelson, retired executive chef, Compass Group
• John Retallick, chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs Vice Presidents’ Council
• David Sharland, The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
To cast your vote before 13th May visit
For any further information on the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards then please log onto

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