Compass Chef of the Year winners announced

13 October 2015 by
Compass Chef of the Year winners announced

The winners of the Compass Group UK & Ireland Chef of the Year Awards 2015 have been revealed.

Hundreds of chefs applied to take part and were whittled down to 24 competitors across three categories - Apprentice, Junior and Senior Chefs.

Menus focused on sustainably sourced fish and British pork, with a brief to reflect local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients.

In the senior competition James Hart from Chartwells (pictured) took gold, while Paul Dunstane from Restaurant Associates won silver and Gordon McKenzie from ESS Offshore took bronze.

The junior competition saw Eleanor De Maria from Eurest take gold, while Diandra Beckles of Chartwells won silver and Dwayne Marcell of Eurest took bronze.

Arthur Redman from ESS won gold in the apprentice award, while Shannon Loughlin of Restaurant Associates took silver and Kyle Light of Levy Restaurants UK won bronze.

Nick Vadis, culinary director for Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: "Chef of the Year is a great event that showcases the outstanding talent we have in our business. We pride ourselves on our innovative and creative food offers and this event is a window into some of the flair and originality we have.

"Everyone who participated deserves huge praise as the standard of cooking was consistently high, especially under such extreme pressure. A big congratulations to everyone who took part."

The gold winners for the Junior and Senior Chef of the Year titles will also get to visit some of Compass's sites in New York.

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