Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year: The Finalists

The 2018 BBPA, All Party Beer Group and Nestlé Professional Parliamentary Pub Chef and Young Pub Chef of the Year award finalists have now been announced. The prestigious award sought nominations from Members of Parliament to recognise a pub chef, or chefs, in their constituency who is renowned for their great food.

Over 130 entries were sorted into two age groups – with those under 30 being considered for the Parliamentary Young Pub Chef of the Year. Entries were judged by an expert panel and will be presented in the New Year. Eight finalists have been named who will take part in a cook off to decide the winner in January.

Pub Chef category finalists

  • Kevin Mclean (The Rat Inn), nominated by Guy Opperman MP
  • Oli Farrar (The Durham Ox), nominated by Kevin Hollinrake MP
  • Ryan Lamb (The Tally Ho), nominated by Caroline Nokes MP
  • Craig Jeffery (The Ship Inn), nominated by Scott Mann MP

Young Pub Chef category finalists

  • Michael di Bella (The Dean Inn), nominated by Gillian Keegan MP
  • Gordon Stott (The Sun Inn), nominated by Kit Malthouse MP
  • Ben Morgan (The Plough Inn), nominated by Virendra Sharma MP
  • Amy Houghton (The Sholder of Mutton Inn), nominated by Craig Whittaker MP

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