A 24 year old chef from Swinton Park near Masham has won the 2017 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Chefs Competition, it was announced during a prestigious awards ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel. George Marsh fought off tough competition from talented young professionals across the UK to scoop the award and will now go on to represent Great Britain at the international finals this September.
Commenting on the standard of the contest Head of Judges; Daniel Galmiche said: “George’s presentation was excellent and well thought through, blending flavours and texture. I am delighted to see the overall standard rising each year alongside a strong appetite from our contestants for skills development and presentation”.
The award follows the announcement this week that Swinton Park’s Executive Chef, Simon Crannage, is to be promoted by the GB Chaîne des Rôtisseurs to Officier Maitre Rôtisseur in recognition of his long-standing support for the gastronomic society.
The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an international gastronomic society dedicated to bringing together professional and non-professional members from around the world who appreciate wine, cuisine and fine dining. Members of a local Bailliage are part of a worldwide organisation with more than 25,000 members in over 80 countries.
The Young Chefs Competition was first organised by the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in Switzerland in 1977 to support and promote future young chefs by giving them the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills. Competitions are held at regional, national and international levels in countries around the world. The competition is open to young cooks no more than 27 years of age. For more information about the Young Chefs Competition, please visit