Mark Sargeant, head chef at Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, London, has been named Knorr National Chef of the Year 2002.
At an awards ceremony held at the Sheraton Park Lane hotel, London, last night, 24 hours after the competition’s grand final, Sargeant was presented with a cheque for £6,000.
Second place went to Wayne Asson, head chef at the Belfry, Wishaw, while third place went to David Auchie, a lecturer from South Lanarkshire College, East Kilbride. They received £1,500 and £500 respectively.
In addition to the above, awards were given for best starter, best main and best dessert. These were produced by Sargeant (starter), Asson (main course) and Simon Hulstone, head chef at Cotswold House hotel, Chipping Campden (dessert).
Knorr National Chef of the Year is run by the Craft Guild of Chefs.