Top 50 Gastropub chef wins best chef gong

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Champion chef: Dave Wall tasted success at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards
Champion chef: Dave Wall tasted success at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards
A Suffolk pub chef has fought off stiff competition to bag victory at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2019.

Dave Wall, head chef of the Unruly Pig in Bromeswell, Suffolk, took home the title of Pub Restaurant Chef Award 2019 at a glittering ceremony at the Hilton on Park Lane in central London.

Wall was also a finalist for the Pub Chef of the Year award at the 2018 Great British Pub Awards.

The Unruly Pig has previously featured on the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs​ list as well as winning Front of House Team of the Year award.

Mitchells & Butlers steakhouse brand Miller & Carter also struck gold at the awards, winning Chef’s Favourite Branded Restaurant 2019.

All champions

The full list of winners were:

Apprentice Chef Award 2019:​ Paige Hill from the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, west London

Armed Services Chef Award 2019: ​Corporal David Davey-Smith from the Royal Air Force

Banqueting and Event Chef Award 2019: ​Gemma Amor from Sodexo, Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

Chef Lecturer Award 2019: ​Andrea Ruff from The Claire Clark Academy, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Chef’s Favourite Branded Restaurant 2019: ​Miller & Carter

Competition Chef Award 2019: ​Corporal Ian Mark from the Royal Air Force

Contract Catering Chef Award 2019: ​James Larkins, Compass Group

Development Chef Award 2019: ​Laurence Tottingham from Oliver Kay, which is part of Bidfresh

Innovation Award 2019: ​Andrew Clarke from St Leonards Restaurant, Shoreditch, east London

New Restaurant of the Year Award 2019: ​Alex Bond from Alchemilla Restaurant, Nottingham

Pastry Chef Award 2019: ​Sarah Frankland from the Pennyhill Park Hotel, Bagshot, Surrey

People’s Choice Award 2019: ​Murray Chapman, from First Contact Chefs

Pub Restaurant Chef Award 2019: ​Dave Wall from the Unruly Pig, Bromeswell, Suffolk

Public Sector Chef Award 2019: ​Ryan Hopper from ESS Defence

Restaurant Chef Award 2019: ​Pascal Canevet from La Maison Bleue, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Young Chef Award 2019: ​Rick Owens from Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxford

Special Award 2019: ​Michael Caines

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