We are very pleased to announce the addition of two new, highly-respected chefs to our judging panel which proudly boasts some of the finest chefs in the region!
Michael is Executive Chef at the Bath Priory Hotel, a role he took on in January 2017 after working across the UK, Europe, Dubai and his native Belgium. In the UK, Michael worked with Michel and Alain Roux at the three Michelin-starred, Waterside Inn. After four years in Bray, Michael was offered the opportunity to take the helm at Relais & Chateaux property, Hostellerie La Briqueterie in Vinay, France, where he gained and held a Michelin Star as Executive Chef de Cuisine between 2011 and 2015.
Most recently, Michael returned to London in 2015 to become Premier Sous-Chef at The Ritz working alongside Executive Chef John Williams MBE to achieve a Michelin Star for the restaurant for the first time in its extensive history.
We are delighted to welcome Richard back to the panel after he originally judged the Junior Chef category in Wiltshire when working as head chef at the Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe. Richard was at the Manor House Hotel for 8 years, winning a Michelin star in only his second year there.
After returning to his native Wales as head chef for the launch of the Epicure restaurant at Celtic Manor in Newport in 2016, Richard became Executive Chef at Calcot Manor, Tetbury, last year,