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Finalists in Young Chef of the Year 2019 competition revealed

19 June 2019 by
Finalists in Young Chef of the Year 2019 competition revealed

The 16 finalists in M Restaurants and Bookatable by Michelin's Young Chef of the Year 2019 competition have been revealed.

The finalists - all under the age of 30 and listed below - were selected after submitting a four-course, £45 a head menu together with costings for 50 covers.

They will now host a series of pop-up takeover nights at M Restaurant Victoria Street from 9-13 July with diners voting for their favourite young chef, to form 50% of their final scores.

The judges' feedback will form the remaining 50%, taking into account the quality of cooking, marketing, sustainable sourcing of ingredients and handling of food waste.

The panel includes M Restaurants founder Martin Williams, M Restaurants culinary director Mike Reid, chefs Sabrina Gidda, Steve Groves, Ben Tish, Alyn Williams and James Knappett; social media influencer Felicity Spector; journalist David Ellis and The Caterer's editor Chris Gamm,

Tickets to the pop-up nights are £45, including a welcome glass of Champagne Pommery, and can be booked here.

The winner will be crowned at an award ceremony at M Restaurant Victoria Street on 4 September and receive a trip with sponsors Pommery to the Champagne region of France to explore their vineyards.

The finalists are:

Salvatore Ascolese - Gaucho, London

Will Bowman Smith - The Swan Inn

Matthew Hurry - Laurent restaurant at Hotel Café Royal, London

Roberto Teccolo - Umu, London

Luke Bryan - Kricket, London

Lucy Wigmore - Tewin Bury Farm hotel, Welwyn, Hertfordshire

Milan Maffioli - Bokan 37, London

Kishun Chhiba - Cinnamon Club, London

Jordan Kerridge - The Stafford London

David Mastrangeli - Fairmont

John Carreon - Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Stefano Campione - Barge East, London

Jamie Warley - St Ermin's hotel, London

Lily Stock - Boodle's, London

Patrick Metselaar - Kricket, London

M Restaurants and Bookatable launch Young Chef of the Year 2019 competition>>

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