Pub chefs up for Craft Guild Awards

By Lesley Foottit

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Craft Guild of Chefs: awards time
Craft Guild of Chefs: awards time
Three top pub chefs have been shortlisted for this year's prestigious Craft Guild of Chef Awards (CGC), which take place on 24 June.

Three top pub chefs have been shortlisted for this year's prestigious Craft Guild of Chef Awards (CGC), which take place on 24 June.

The finalists include the MA's own Great British Pub Food Awards meat category winner Jean-Philippe Bidart of the Millbrook Inn, South Pool, Devon. The freehold is owned by Ian Dent and Diana Hunt.

Also in the running for the title of Pub Restaurant Chef are Alistair Barlow of Peach pub the Fleece in Witney and Lee Watts of The Inn at West End, Surrey, run by Gerry Price, who was a finalist in the BII Licensee of the Year competition.

Three finalists in each of 13 categories have been chosen for the big showdown at the Lancaster London Hotel.

An 18-strong panel of judges put the final 40 candidates, nominated by their peers, through to the final round.

There is also a 14th award for "one exceptional personality" who has made an "outstanding contribution to the industry".

"The wonderful thing about these accolades is they don't discriminate, rewarding passionate, talented chefs from across the industry, whether they work in a village pub, a fine dining restaurant, a city university or in the world of contract catering," said CGC chairman and this year's host Andrew Green.

"Each coveted gong not only brings with it kudos and prestige, but recognition from the leading and most respected chef's association in the UK. We look forward to revealing who, from a diverse and hugely talented group of finalists, has the edge on the night."

Master of the Royal Household and president of CGC Air Vice Marshal David Walker OBE, will be attending this year's ceremony.

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