The Anchor Chef of the Year competition is a chance for chefs from across the organisation to show off the culinary excellence and flair they deliver to our residents on a daily basis, and be rewarded and recognised by Anchor for it. 

To enter the competition chefs need to design a two course menu that captures the imagination. Entries are judged on the following criteria:

  • Presentation and visual appeal 
  • Resident involvement in menu selection
  • Originality and creativity
  • Skill and ability demonstrated

The best entries go through to a Grand Final live cooking event where finalists have to produce their menu within two hours for a panel of judges.

The winner is crowned Anchor’s Chef of the Year, and their award winning dishes form the Anchor Chef Special suggestion on the Autumn / Winter menu across all our care homes – giving all our residents the chance to sample the winning meal from the competition.

Chef of the Year 2017 

The 2017 grand final of Chef of the Year was held at the College of Food at University College Birmingham on 5 September 2017.

Seven finalists competed under timed conditions, producing some stunning dishes.

The winners were: