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BCF Dinner and Awards Evening

Another fantastic evening’s entertainment and awards was had at the Botanical Gardens, Birmingham.  Thanks to all that attended, and congratulations to the deserving winners!

The menu:

Canapés and Champagne
Artichoke and Brassicas
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Salmon, Cauliflower, Horseradish, Beets
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Lamb, Caramelised Garlic, Salt Baked Swede, Walnut Ketchup, BBQ Cabbage
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Blackberry and lime
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Our thanks to England’s National Culinary Team and Junior Culinary Team, who cooked the outstanding meal

English National TeamEnglish Junior team

The winners:

JOHNNIE BORRA MEMORIAL TROPHY

This award is presented to the most promising young chef under 25 years of age, who has demonstrated outstanding talent and enthusiasm.

Jack Gameson
Jack Gameson

KEN FRASER MEMORIAL AWARD

Awarded to a member working within the industry who trains, mentors or encourages young chefs to progress within their chosen profession.

Daren Creed
Darren Creed

ROBERT J SMITH AWARD

The Robert J Smith Award is presented to anyone within the federation for their professionalism and dedication to the industry and their loyal support to the British Culinary Federation.

Wayne Thomson
Wayne Thomson, No9 Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

THE LOUIS CIPOLLA AWARD

The Louis Cipolla Award is presented to any Chef member within the British Culinary Federation. Named after Louis Sauveur Cipolla, a chef born in Marseille, France on 21st May 1916 who became the youngest chef de cuisine in Paris. In his time there he opened the Club de l’Opera and the Club des Champs Elysees. He worked in Birmingham and created a Midlands chefs’ association and was active with associations in London and Paris.

Luke Tipping (2)
Luke Tipping, Simpsons Restaurant, Birmingham

PAUL GOULD OBE MEMORIAL AWARD

This relatively new award in the name of past Honorary member and Group Executive Chef of the NEC, Paul Gould, is presented for highly recognised contributions to the competition arena across all sectors of the industry.

Peter Joyner
Peter Joyner, Food Development Director, Elior UK

ERIC BRUCE MEMORIAL TROPHY

This award presented by Beb Bruce

This new award, in memory of past Chairman and Vice-President, Eric Bruce, who encouraged and mentored many young chefs to excel, is presented to any young chef who has shown credible enthusiasm and commitment to his or her chosen profession.

Mary Palecek
Mary Paleck, Sous Chef at Woodside Conference Centre, Kenilworth

AUBREY ALLEN AWARD

This award presented by Russell Allen, Managing Director of Aubrey Allen

The Aubrey Allen Award is presented for contributions of excellence to the hotel and catering industry. The aim of this award is to recognise the professionalism, dedication and support given to the industry.

Idris Caldora
Idris Caldora, Master of Culinary Arts

BCF SPECIAL AWARD

Brian Eastment
Brian Eastment, Development Chef, Major International

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

Nigel Crane
Nigel Crane,
Managing Director or Essential Cuisine

PRESIDENT’S AWARD

Stephen Scuffell
Stephen Scuffell, Group Executive Chef, Crown Moran Hotels and Vice-President of the Craft Guild of Chefs

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Gramham Crump
Graham Crump, Executive Development Chef of Warwick Conferences

All our winners

The award winners with President Peter Griffiths
The award winners with President Peter Griffiths

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