Semi-finalists unveiled for BCF Chef of the Year 2016

08 February 2016 by
Semi-finalists unveiled for BCF Chef of the Year 2016

The organisers of the British Culinary Federation (BCF) Chef of the Year 2016 have announced the semi-finalists for the prestigious competition.

The cook-off will take place on 22 February at University College Birmingham, with the finalists being judged on 11 April.

Judges at the final will include two-Michelin-starred chefs Ashley Palmer Watts and Sat Bains, Academy of Culinary Arts president Brian Turner, 2014 BCF Chef of the Year Adam Handling, and Roger Narbett MCA.

The ultimate BCF Chef of the Year will win £2,500 and the opportunity to join England's National Culinary Team who will be competing in Erfurt, Germany, at the Culinary Olympics in October.

BCF Chef of the Year is supported by Aubrey Allen, AHDB and Grant Sous Vide.

2016 semi-finalists

  • Jacob Robinson, Corrigan's, Mayfair, London

  • Alexandr Radetchi, Restaurant Story, London

  • John Larkin, Tom's Kitchen, London

  • Andy Wright, Restaurant 23, Leamington Spa

  • Carlos Martinez, The Stafford, London

  • Brett Connor, Swinfen Hall, Staffordshire

  • Greg Newman, Foxhill Manor, The Cotswolds

  • Byron Franklin, Clare College, Cambridge

  • Martin Carabott, RAC Club, London

  • Jamie Park, Adam Handling at Caxton, London

  • Richard Cullen, Cullen's Restaurant, Staffordshire

  • Paul O'Malley, Culcreuch Castle, near Fintry, Scotland

  • Mathew Shropshall, University College Birmingham

  • Imthiaz Kader, Hotel 41, Rubens at the Palace, London

  • James Buckley, Levy Restaurants, ExCeL London

  • John Grabecki, BNY Mellon, London

  • Gary Kilminster, Essential Cuisine, Cheshire

  • Alex Dome, Petersham Nurseries, Richmond

The BCF Young Chef of the Year 2015 now accepting entries >>

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