Fuller’s Chef’s Guild Scholarship Chef of the Year 2015

Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C., the London brewer and premium pub company, is delighted to announce the winner of the Fuller’s Chef’s Guild Scholarship Chef of the Year 2015. First places was taken by Jade Clark, The Fisherman’s Haunt, Dorset.

The final took place last week [Thursday 28 May] at the Wessex Salon Culinaire at Brockenhurst College. Ten of Fuller’s top chefs, including sous chef and head chef from across the Fuller’s estate, went head-to-head in an highly contested grand final, with Jade emerging victorious.

The finalists were required to produce an authentic pub-style dish for two people in under 40 minutes. They were limited to using only the following ingredients: a Whole Hampshire Trout (which had to be scaled, filleted and pin boned on the day, seasonal vegetables from Sherringhams and Cornish Orchard Cider). The winning dish was a hay smoked river trout, Sopley Farm asparagus, pea and ricotta tortellini and a Cornish Orchard’s beurre blanc. Second place went to Mateusz Zielinski from The Euston Flyer, London NW1. Third place went to Oskar Wightman from The Cams Mill in Fareham.

Tim Barnes, Fuller’s Catering Trainer, said: “The Wessex Salon Culinaire is the best platform to not only put our chefs to the test, but also to show case their talent. It is a highlight of the Fuller’s Chef’s Guild Scholarship Chef of the Year competition. I am delighted that Jade won, it was thoroughly well deserved. 2015 saw some inspired ideas and extraordinary talent. There was a high level of skill and creativity – a true testament to the Fuller’s training team and indeed the passion of every chef who had participated in the competition from the beginning.”



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