Game Chef of the Year



Our annual search for the UK's best professional game chef has reached its next phase with finalists being selected.

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.


All finalists

Game Chef of the Year winner 2016 Lorna McNee from Andrew Fairlie in Gleneagles, with runners up. 


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 and are both returning for the 2017 final.



Lorna's Winning Starter

Main Course

Lorna's Winning Main Course


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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