Awards Evening

Prestigious Awards Presentation Evening

Each year the winners of South West Chef of the Year are announced at a prestigious awards presentation evening.  This evening brings about a very rare gathering of the South West’s leading chefs, including our judges and competitors, young chefs of the future, suppliers and many other industry representatives.  As such it is a true celebration of all sectors of the thriving South West food, drink and hospitality industries. In 2018, this evening will also be a celebration of the 15th anniversary of South West Chef of the Year!

This celebration evening is open to all to enjoy a memorable dinner prepared by judges and previous winners of the competition, assisted in the kitchen and front of house by students of the Michael Caines Academy.

The awards presentation evening takes place immediately following the finals of the professional and student chef categories and is sponsored and hosted by Exeter Golf and Country Club.

Following a delicious meal, including perfectly paired wines with each course, our finalists are relieved of the suspense as our awards are presented to the winners!

2018 Awards Evening

Celebrating 15 years of South West Chef of the Year

This year’s awards evening will take place on Wednesday 24th October.  Come along and join us and be among the first to discover who has taken the titles this year!

Dinner will be prepared by three leading chefs, all previous winners of South West Chef of the Year


Rob Cox

South West Chef of the Year 2017 and head chef, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel, Clearwell

John dory and scallop bourride, charred hispi cabbage and coriander


Matt Mason

South West Chef of the Year 2007 and now a judge and head chef, The Jack in the Green, Rockbeare

Devon duck breast, smoked duck leg and potato dauphinois, griottine cherries, celeriac and granola.


Mike Tweedie

South West Chef of the Year 2012 and head chef, Adare Manor, Co. Limerick

A chocolate bar of fruit and nut

Supported in the kitchen and front of house by students of the Michael Caines Academy and staff at the Exeter Golf and Country Club

Wine will be served with each course that will be perfectly paired with each dish and supplied by Liberty Wines

The evening will begin at 6.45pm with a drinks reception when guests will enjoy the wonderful Salcombe Gin as a welcome drink, along with canapés prepared by our chefs.

See below to purchase your tickets.

We are extremely grateful to the following supporters who will be supplying ingredients, drinks and services for the evening:

Sponsor and host of the awards evening:

Our other supporters:


Tickets are £90 per person
Seating is in tables of 10.
Dress code: lounge suit

Tickets include a drinks reception with canapés, an exciting three-course meal, coffee and petits fours and wines with each course.

A vegetarian option for the starter and main course is available and all dietary requirements can be catered for.

Tickets can be purchased using the secure PayPal system (you do not need to have a PayPal account). Click the ‘Buy Now’ button below. If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please call 01626 334841 or email: to reserve your tickets and make arrangements for payment.

Please make sure you include details of any dietary requirements when purchasing your tickets (you can do this on the order form). We would also be grateful if you could supply us with the names of all ticket holders for the seating plan please.

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If you experience any difficulties with your order or have any questions, please call 01626 334841 or email