Contractor Aramark crowns Rainer Sarrazin its European Chef’s Cup winner

10/04/2019 - 06:00
Rainer Sarrazin has been named Best European Chef for 2019 by international catering and services company Aramark, following a ‘stellar’ performance in the group's European Chef’s Cup.

The competition saw seven chefs from across Europe go head to head in London in a two day competition.

Germany’s Rainer Sarrazin was crowned winner of the competition in London, while second place was awarded to Rolando Oreiro from Canada and Diego Mayoral from the UK achieved third place.

He said:  “It’s been an incredible once in a lifetime experience and I knew going into this competition that I was going to be competing against some the best chefs Europe has to offer. While it was quite a nerve-wracking experience to be judged by some of the top chefs in the country, it was an incredible honour.”

Rainer’s winning dishes included monk fish seasoned pastrami style, peas, risotto, mussels, which were followed by breast and sandwich of pigeon, roast cauliflower and picked onions.

Dessert was carrot, chocolate dough, goat curd, exotic mango with a hint of almond.

Rainer, who was born in Dusseldorf, North-Rhine-Westphalia, works as Unit Manager in Volkswagen.

The culinary competition brought together ‘some of the best’ culinary talent on the continent including Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Spain and the UK as well as guest country Canada, to whip up the finest dishes possible.

Testing their creativity and practical talent, each of the seven finalists were asked to create a three-course menu from a pre-selected mystery basket. All of the competing chefs had four hours to complete and present their dishes.

Each dish was then judged against a criteria of taste, presentation and originality.

The winners were announced at an ‘Evening of Culinary Celebration’, which was held at the Jamie Oliver HQ.

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