Badged as the ‘Chef’s Oscars’, the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards took place in a glittering ceremony at London’s Park Lane Hilton on Monday 15th June.
With 17 highly contended awards, which recognise the ‘cream of the crop’ of the UK Chef scene, it is a fantastic achievement to receive one. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that we are pleased to announce that our own Chef Stephen Gomes won the Ethnic Chef Award this year. With previous winners including Raju Ramachandran of Cinnamon Soho and Karunesh Khanna, Stephen is the first Indian Chef in Wales to be awarded this prestigious accolade.
Stephen is the fourth generation in his family to be a Chef. His father was an Executive Chef at the first five-star hotel in India, his grandfather was a chef on board a battleship during the Second World War, and his great grandfather was Head Chef at the Eastern Shipping Company during the Raj. After training within a variety of five star hotels across Asia, he now utilises his heritage, experience and gastronomic travels to create his unique modern Indian fusion cuisine with elements of molecular cooking.
Established in 1965, and now in it’s 50th year, as a Guild of the Cookery and Food Association, the Craft Guild of Chefs has developed into the leading Chefs’ Association in the UK and has many members worldwide.
More information on all the Winners can be found at http://craftguildofchefs.org/craft-guild-chefs-announces-winners-2015-awards
Photo: Craft Guild of Chef Award Winners – 2015 (Top) – http://www.craftguildofchefs.org