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James Huyton crowned Young Highland Chef of the Year 2016

17 October 2016 by
James Huyton crowned Young Highland Chef of the Year 2016

James Huyton chef de partie at the three-AA-rosette restaurant the Lovat Loch Ness in Fort Augustus, Scotland, has been announced as Young Highland Chef of the Year 2016.

The 23-year-old chef won a week's work experience at the two-Michelin-starred Le Gavroche in Mayfair, London and a cheque for £500.

The first round was a three-course paper entry, from which eight finalists were chosen to compete during a live cook-off.

Director and head chef of the Lovat Loch Ness, Sean Kelly, said: "James has worked exceptionally hard for this accolade, starting at 6:00am in the morning to perfect his dishes before completing a full day at work - this shows incredible dedication, so for me this award is very well deserved. The win is also great for the team, boosting morale in the kitchen - everyone is on an up!"

Chef Revelations: Sean Kelly, head chef, the Lovat, Loch Ness >>

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