Graduate Awards 2013 chef candidates announced for regional heats

10/06/2013 10:06
Launched in 2003 to formally recognise a young working chef’s culinary excellence, the Graduate Awards examinations organised by the Craft Guild of Chefs have gone from strength to strength, testing the knowledge and skills of chefs in a series of culinary challenges in a high pressured environment.

After receiving a record number of entries to this year’s prestigious event, a select few young chefs have now been chosen to go through to the regional cooking heats at University College Birmingham or the University of West London in Ealing on June 27.

The final exam takes place at University of West London on September 5, with the awards ceremony taking place at London’s Jumeirah Carlton Towers Hotel on September 16 2013.

Those going through to the regional heats include:
Steve Sparks, Saunton Sands Hotel
Ross Bull, The Grand Hotel
Jordan Kerridge, 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel
Peter Andronicou, Westminster Kingsway College
George Whitelock, The Brasserie at The Cumberland
Liam Griggs, The Royal Household
Daniel Walsh, The Royal Garden Hotel
James Newton, The Royal Garden Hotel
Daniel Lee, Brooklands Hotel
Josh Powell, De La Rue
Gemma Powell, The Royal Household
Louise Roberts, Berwin Leighton Paisner
Danny Hoang, Café Royal Hotel
Julien Pickersgill, House of Commons
Ross McMillan, Stirling Management Centre
Claire Willett, The Waterfront Restaurant, Wyboston Lakes
Daniel Frank Callis, Kings Hill Golf Club
William Folkes, The Crown Inn
Luke Selby, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons
Josh Bingham, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons
Reuben Noy, Gunton Hall
Michael York, The New Ellington
Terri-Leigh Burgoyne, Oulton Hall-De Vere
Jharvari Brade, One Aldwych Hotel
Ryan Masey, Oulton Hall-De Vere

Graduates will win a European study tour, while the highest graduate achiever also receives a special prize. There is also an employers’ trophy for excellence in training.

This year’s sponsors are: AAK Foodservice, CCS, James Knight of Mayfair, Essential Cuisine, Gram, Meiko, Reynolds Catering Supplies, Savoy Educational Trust, The London Meat Company, Villeroy & Boch and Warner Hotels (Bourne Leisure Group).

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