The finalists for the 2017 Master of Culinary Arts have now been announced, with leading chefs from the likes of The Ritz, Coworth Park and The Montagu Arms Hotel making the cut.
The accolade, presented by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and presented every four years, celebrates the talent and skill of some of the best chefs, pastry chefs and restaurant managers working in high profile establishments across the UK.
Among the finalists are Chris Hill, premier sous chef, The Ritz Hotel; Ross Sneddon, executive pastry chef, The Balmoral Hotel and Pierre Rizet-Mosser, food & beverage manager, The Montagu Arms Hotel who are all competing in their respective categories for the winner’s title, which will be announced at a dinner on October 5th at Claridges.
The winners will be judged on their skill and ability; decision making; management skill; knowledge of sustainability and demonstrate leadership and development of others.
The finalists are:
Adam Bennett, Chef Director, The Cross at Kenilworth
Chris Hill, Premier Sous Chef, The Ritz Hotel
Adam Smith, Executive Chef, Coworth Park
Adam Thomason, Head Chef, Deloitte, Restaurant Associates
Anthony Wright, Senior Chef Lecturer, University College Birmingham
Alistair Birt, Head Pastry Chef, Harrods
Nicolas Bouhelier, Head Pastry Chef, Lainston House Hotel
Nicholas Patterson, Teaching Chef, Le Cordon Bleu
Julie Sharp, Pastry Chef Technical Adviser, Barry Callebaut UK
Ross Sneddon, Executive Pastry Chef, The Balmoral Hotel
RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE
Lukas Andr, Restaurant Manager, Sexy Fish, Caprice Holdings
Alessandro Fasoli, General Manager, The Woodspeen Restaurant and Cookery School
Giovanni Ferlito, Head of Wine and Beverage, The Ritz London
Devid Isabella, Restaurant Manager, Wentworth Golf Club
Karim Le Cloarec, General Manager, Searcys at The Gherkin
Pierre Rizet-Mosser, Food & Beverage Manager, The Montagu Arms Hotel