Visionarydining.com have created a fantastic competition for 10 skilful chefs, including our very own Andrew Postlethwaite.
The competution has involved 10 heats across the country where a leading UK chef introduced 16 hopeful competitiors to 3 dishes from their own nationally acclaimed restaurants. The competitors then had to recreate the dishes exactly as mentored after their 3 hour training session.
On 20th October 2011 each of the heat winners will accompany their mentor to the Visionary Chef of the Year Dinner to be held at The Lakes Hotel School, Kendal. The winner will be able to dine in any their favourite restaurant in the world including flights.
The Chefs Mentors are:
Simon Rogan ~ 1 Michelin Star ~ L’Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria
Aiden Byrne ~ 3 AA Rosettes ~ The Church Green, Lymm, Cheshire
Kenny Atkinson ~ 3 AA Rosettes ~ Rockliffe Hall, Darlington, County Durham
Michael Wignall ~ 1 Michelin Star ~ Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Surrey
Steven Smith ~ Awaiting Grading ~ Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancashire
Rupert Rowley ~ 4 AA Rosettes ~ Fischers at Baslow, Derbyshire
Andre Garret ~ 3 AA Rosettes ~ Galvin at Windows, London
Alan Irwin ~ Awaiting Grading ~ Lujon, London
Chris Holland ~ 3 AA Rosettes ~ Alderley Edge Hotel and Restaurant, Cheshire - Andrew's Mentor
Chris Horridge ~ 1 Michelin Star ~ Chef with 10 in 8 Restaurants
Peter Birnie. Former Chief Restaurant Inspector at the AA.
Sat Bains. One of Britain’s current crop of World Culinary Stars.
Monica Galetti. Snr Sous Chef at the 2 Star Le Gavroche and Judge on Master Chef the
Dr Tony Blake. World renowned expert on flavours at Firmenich, the Swiss flavouring and
Vicky Endersen. Previous Michelin-star Pastry Chef. Now works as cutting edge development chef and
flavour specialist at MSK.
If this sounds fantastic, you can buy tickets to experience what promises to be a fantastic evening and the opportunity to cheer Andrew on. Tickets are £125.00 including wines further information from visionarydining.com with some proceeds going to Hospitality in Action, the Hospitality Industry’s benevolent fund designed to help hospitality professionals in crisis.