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They say political dictators employ body doubles to help them honour all of their public engagements. Clearly chefs must be following suit. How else could you explain how Brian Turner manages to squeeze as much into every day as he does?
This year's Catey Special Award winner achieves more in a year than many of us achieve in a lifetime, juggling TV appearances, charitable and social commitments and book launches. And he still finds time to oversee two highly respected restaurants.
As judge Amanda Afiya said: "He's everywhere. He's got so much energy. He's on the telly, he's in his restaurants, he's involved in more initiatives than you could name, and now he's on the motorway with his range of sandwiches. He must have doppelgéngers!"
Turner honed his chef skillsat some of Europe's most prestigious venues, including London's Simpson's in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>