ENTRY NOW CLOSED FOR 2017
Our annual search for the UK's best professional game chef
has reached its next phase with finalists being
As one of the UK's main game suppliers, Braehead Foods have been
running the competition for six years now.
The competition will involve a five-month search to find the
best upcoming, professional game chef in the UK. Contestants will
be challenged to cook up fresh, innovative dishes using some of the
finest game produce the UK has to offer.
Game Chef of the Year winner
2016 Lorna McNee from Andrew Fairlie in Gleneagles, with runners
Managing Director of Braehead Foods, Craig Stevenson says: "the
competition has been running for many years now and each year the
number and quality of entries exceeds our expectations. We want the
chefs who are working and creating delicious recipes using game
meats across the UK to be recognised for what they do."
Last years top prize was claimed by Lorna McNee from Andrew
Fairlie in Gleneagle. Not only has the competition experienced its
first female leader but also it's first female applicants, with two
making there way to the final. Adam Thomason of Restaurant
Associations and Andrew D'Amery of Delaware North Wembley Stadium,
both from London finished joint runners up in the competition.
Lorna's Winning Main
The top 10 finalists will compete in the grand final where they
will have the chance to cook their dishes for a panel of judges
including Michelin Star chefs... Tom Kitchin of The Kitchin,
Edinburgh, Shay Cooper, Executive Chef at The Goring and Ian
McAndrew of Blackaddie Hotel, Sanquhar as well as Dan
Cox, Executive Head Chef at Fera at Claridge's and winner of
the Roux Scholarship in 2008.
Each finalist will receive £100 cash and an overnight stay the
evening before the competition including dinner with the other
finalists. The overall winner enjoying a stalking trip to one of
Scotland's top estates!
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