Chef of the Year competition
Showcasing culinary excellence
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.
Clayburn Court’s Rob Devonshire wins Chef of the Year 2018
Watch the final of Anchor's Chef of the Year 2017 competition
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:
- 1st: Russell Hesketh – Heyberry House in Birkenhead
- 2nd Anthony Proffitt - Kimberley Court in Newquay
- 3rd Julian Dedman – Silver Court in East Grinstead
Well done to all the finalists - you've set the bar very high for next year!
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