Steven Walker from Loch Lomond Golf Club has been crowned the
UK's best professional Game Chef at the annual Game Chef of the
10 chefs from across the UK took part in a cook off on Monday
30th January at Braehead Foods.
Each finalist had to prepare two game based dishes, one starter
and one main course for the panel of Michelin star judges; Shay
Cooper from The Goring, Dan Cox from Fera at Claridge's, Ian
MacAndrew from Blackaddie Hotel and Tom Kitchin from The
The judges were impressed with the quality of dishes on offer
from the finalists, but Steven's woodcock main course stole the
show. He served woodcock breasts and legs with onion squash puree,
pancetta lardons, onion shells, gnocchi, morel mushrooms, sprout
leaves and a red wine jus. Steven's starter was hare saddle with
parsley sponge, parsley gel, salt baked celeriac fondant, celeriac
puree, chocolate oil and cocoa nibs.
Olivia Baggley from Wilton's Restaurant in London was named as
joint runner up with Nick Nozeman from The Lovat in Loch Ness.
All 10 finalists each received £100 cash with the winner and
runners up also getting their hands on a set of MAC knives courtesy
of Continental Chef Supplies.
Steven will also have the chance to enjoy a shooting trip to a
top Scottish estate courtesy of competition sponsor Highland
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