Craft Guild of Chefs' Young National Chef of the Year
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2019 Winner revealed
The winner of the Young National Chef of the Year was announced live at The Restaurant Show 2019. Congratulations to William Keeble, demi chef de partie at Whatley Manor.
Young National Chef of the Year is open to chefs aged 18-23 years and sits alongside The National Chef of The Year.
The competition has grown beyond belief, especially since changing the format and opening it up to more young chefs. The format now includes a series of semi-final heats ahead of the live grand final held on the same day and venue as the National Chef of the Year.
Typically four young chefs automatically win a seeded place at the final, made up of winners of young chef competitions from the British Culinary Federation, the Academy of Culinary Arts Awards of Excellence, the Craft Guild of Chefs' Graduate Awards highest achiever and WorldSkills.
The remaining six places are made up of the winners of two semi-finals to which up to 20 young chefs from industry wide competitions including The Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards, Young Welsh Chef of the Year, Young Scottish Chef of the year, Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Chef, Young Game Chef of the Year, Young Grampian Chef of the Year, Young North East Chef of the Year, North West Young Chef of the Year, South West Young Chef of the Year, will be invited to compete.
Advancing through the various stages of the competition requires a well thought out menu – and competitors have to pay particular attention to authenticity, sourcing, seasonality, timing and wastage when creating a menu that offers maximum flavour, texture, balance and style.
Sheffield Heat One
KEANAN PATTISON, Junior Sous Chef, Rockcliffe Hall
CHLOE LLOYD-HUGHES, Student, North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College
JORDON POWELL, Chef de Partie, South Lodge Hotel
SAGAR MASSEY, Sous Chef, Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort
JESS-MAY GARDINER, Chef de Partie, Elior
EDWIN KUK, Chef de Partie, The Art School Restaurant
London Heat Two
GERCELYNN MAE DIONIO, Demi Chef de Partie, Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
SION HUGHES, Chef de Partie, Carden Park Hotel & Spa
BRONWEN JENKINS, Chef de Partie, Royal Garden Hotel
JACOB GOSSELIN, Student, Longueville Manor Hotel, Jersey
JOSH AMBRIDGE, Chef de Partie, Lords of the Manor Hotel
GEORGE HARDING, Senior Chef de Partie, The Atlantic Hotel
VINCE VERMEULEN, Demi Chef de Partie, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
ANETA STYRKACZ, Chef, The Westbury Mayfair
WILLIAM KEEBLE, Demi Chef de Partie, Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa
Bethan Disley-Jones, Apprentice Pastry Chef, The Art School
Jordon Powell, Chef de Partie, South Lodge Hotel
Gercelynn Mae Dionio, Demi Chef de Partie, Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
Siôn Hughes, Chef de Partie, Carden Park Hotel & Spa
George Harding ,Senior Chef de Partie, The Atlantic Hotel
William Keeble, Demi Chef de Partie, Whatley Manor
Matthew Nicholls, Sous Chef, Cheals of Henley
Sam Everton, Senior Chef de Partie, Crwst
Bronwen Jenkins, Demi Chef de Partie, The Westbury Mayfair
Josh Ambridge, Chef de Partie, Lords of the Manor Hotel
Hrishikesh Desai, Executive Chef/Food and Beverage Manager , Gilpin Hotel and Lake House
Alyn Williams, Head Chef, Alyn Williams at The Westbury, London
Sarah Hartnett, Pastry Chef
Julie Walsh,Head Pastry Chef Lecturer, Le Cordon Bleu
Russell Bateman, Head Chef, Petrus
Lee Westcott, Chef-owner of Pensons
Daniel Galmiche, Chef Consultant, 190 Queen's Gate by Daniel Galmiche
Luke Selby, 2018 National Chef of the Year Winner
Hayden Groves, Executive Chef, BaxterStorey
Chantelle Nicholson, Chef Patron, Tredwells