Winners at Source Trade Show

Four South West Chef of the Year winners appeared at the Source Taste of the West Trade Show on 8th and 9th February, demonstrating their skills on the show’s main stage.

The annual show, held at Westpoint Exeter, showcases a wide range of regional food and drink and other suppliers to the retail and hospitality industries.  Four of our 2016 winners were demonstrating on the cookery theatre stage.

Harrison Brockington

South West Student/Apprentice Chef of the Year

sponsored by Nisbets

kicked off the first day of the show with a demonstration of the rabbit main course he prepared in the final of the competition in October 2016.  He was joined on stage by

Ethan Macdonald

South West Junior Chef of the Year

who helped Harrison prepare his dish in 30 minutes!  The two young chefs were also joined by Stuart Fowles, chef lecturer at Exeter College, where Harrison is now in his third year and Ethan has just started his first!  Harrison has just taken a new job as apprentice chef at the Grosvenor Hotel in Torquay, working with John Burton Race and Ethan works as an apprentice chef with Tom Williams-Hawkes at the Salutation Inn in Topsham.

Harrison prepared rabbit, celeriac and tarragon

This demonstration was followed by

Timothy Kendall

South West Young Professional Chef of the Year

sponsored by Lympstone Manor and Michael Caines MBE

Once again assisted by Ethan, Tim recreated his winning starter (though being February, he replaced the John Dory with Hake).  Tim has also recently started a new job as senior chef de partie with Guy Owen at The Idle Rocks Hotel in St Mawes

Tim prepared Hake with broccoli and bacon foam

The second day of the show saw a demonstration by

Jamie Coleman

Overall South West Chef of the Year and winner of Professional Chef of the Year

sponsored by Ritter Courivaud

Jamie, head chef at the Saunton Sands Hotel, North Devon, prepared two dishes during his demonstration and was assisted by Megan from Exeter College.

Brill with fish crackling prepared by Jamie

Lavender Creedy Carver duck prepared by Jamie

Thank you to all of them for sharing their recipes, tips and advice.  If you missed their demonstrations, don’t worry, you will have chance to catch them at the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink 29th April – 1st May, when they will be demonstrating again in the main cookery theatre.  More details to follow.

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