Tomorrow sees the winner of the prestigious biennial National Chef of the Year competition named after a live cook-off at the Restaurant Show at London's Earls Court.
The event, run by the Craft Guild of Chefs and sponsored by Knorr, is one of the most respected culinary challenges in the industry today.
This year's finalists include David Kennedy, chef-proprietor of the Black Door restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne; Steve Allen, head chef of Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's in London; and Simon Hulstone, chef-patron of the Michelin-starred Elephant restaurant in Torquay.
This year's winner will be revealed at an awards banquet at the Park Lane hotel tomorrow night. Tickets for the night are priced £175 each, with £15 going to Hospitality Action. Contact Claire Felstead on 020 8256 1360 or e-mail email@example.com.
By Chris Druce
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