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BCF Chef of the Year Semi Final, University College Birmingham.

Chef of the Year 2018The date for the cook off is Monday 26th March at University College Birmingham.

The final will be on Monday 23rd April.

Judges for the Final include Ashley Palmer Watts, Sat Bains, Brian Turner CBE, Pierre Koffmann, Roger Narbett MCA and previous winner Martin Carabott, plus the President of Les Toques Blanches Lyonnaises.

First prize of £2,500, and the opportunity to join the squad of England’s National Culinary Team in Luxembourg at the Culinary World Cup later this year.

Sponsors are Aubrey Allen, Bord Bia and Staff Canteen.

Semi-Finalises announces for BCF Chef of the Year 2018:

Jamie Coleman Masons Arms, Knowstone, Devon
Ian Musgrove The Ritz, London
Ashley Sargent Clare College, Cambridge
Raymond Steplin House of Commons, London
Edward Marsh The Manor House, Castle Coombe, Chippenham
Maria Paszkowska Monachyle Mhor Hotel, Scotland
Matthew Nicholls Cheal’s of Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire
Leonidas Kattou Simpson’s Restaurant, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Josh Donachie The Frog Restaurant, Spitalfields, London
Richard Dutton University College Birmingham
Mark Stinchcombe Eckington Manor, Worcestershire
Joanne Kempster Colette’s at The Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire
Andrew Cole Bingham Hotel, Richmond-upon-Thames
James Buckley 02, Compass Group UK & Ireland
Martyn Rigby Royal Garden Hotel, London
Tony Bukhsh Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh
Jason Thacker North Warwickshire and Hinckley College
Greg Newman The Kings Hotel, Chipping Campden
Andy Wright Five Pub, Southam, Warwickshire