Craft Guild of Chefs delighted with standard at National Chef of the Year semi-final

21/05/2013 11:05
The Craft Guild of Chefs has said it is delighted with the

Hosted at Sheffield College, the 12 chefs went head-to-head each creating a starter, main and dessert dish.The overall winner of today's heat was Andrew Wright from Restaurant 23 in Leamington Spa. Close runner-up was John Howie from Sodexo Prestige.Judge and Craft Guild vice president, David Mulcahy praised Wright's menu for combining "great flavours with good classic cooking" and said the winning chef showed "consistency throughout".Wright was assisted by Brett Connor and his menu consisted of:Starter: Carpaccio of live caught Wild Cornish sea bassMain: Lighthorne lamb with summer vegetablesDessert: Evesham strawberries and raspberries with rose petal and vanilla extractsThree other heats will now take place at Westminster Kingsway College on Tuesday 26 June and the next time we'll see Wright it'll be at the final in October held at the Restaurant Show.For more information click here

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