South Shropshire News
Shropshire Chef Finalist for 2015 Game Chef of the Year
14th January 2015
Finalists were announced by Braehead Foods in association with Staff Canteen and Highland Game and include:
David Barnett, The Torridon Hotel, Wester Ross
Jonathan Cook, Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh
Darryl Duffy, Prestonfield House Hotel, Edinburgh
Spud Henderson, Craig Millar @ 16 West End, Fife
Keith Hooker, Restaurant Associates, London
Neil Ireland, Norwood Hall Hotel, Aberdeen
Karl Martin, Old Downton Lodge, Shropshire
Adam Newth, Castlehill Restaurant, Dundee
Martin Zahumensky, Playboy Club, London
Stephen Water, Loch Lomond Golf Club, Alexandria
The nationwide search to find the best upcoming, professional game chef in the UK was launched in September 2014. Applicants were required to submit two game based dishes, one starter, one main with the judges looking for fresh, innovative dishes.
The finalists will each receive £100 each and will take part in a cook off at The Cook School Scotland on Monday 26th January. They will be required to prepare, cook and present two game based dishes to the panel of judges; Michelin star chefs Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack, Braehead Foods Consultant Chef Paul Gayler MBE, Braehead Foods Executive Chef Joe Queen and Ian McAndrew of the Academy of Culinary Arts.
The overall winner will receive a once in a lifetime trip to Sweden where they will hunt wild boar, courtesy of Highland Game.
For more information please visit www.braeheadfoods.co.uk/gamechef or follow Facebook.com/GameChefOfTheYear or Twitter @GameChefOfYear. For more information about Old Downton Lodge visit www.olddowntonlodge.com