16 July, 2015

National Chef of the Year Finals

We are delighted to announce that Luciano Lucioli, our Hospitality Head Chef, has made it through to the finals for the National Chef of the Year 2015.

The chefs were challenged to create an innovative menu for four people, focusing on technical skills, seasonality and sustainably sourced ingredients.

Competition was fierce and Luciano was competing against chefs from some of the top UK restaurants and institutions, including the chef from the House of Commons and the Sous Chef of Gordon Ramsey Holdings.

As well as competing in the National Chef of the Year final, Luciano will also attend a Mentor Day at the Knorr Kitchen in Leatherhead on September 15th where all competing chefs will be presented with a mystery basket of ingredients to be used in the final and given the opportunity to ask questions about the brief.

Winning National Chef of the Year has helped establish the careers of chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, David Everitt-Matthias, Mark Sargeant, Steve Love, Simon Hulstone, Hrishikesh Desai and last year's winner Russell Bateman. The finals are being held in October – watch this space.


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