Previous Winners

Previous winners of the Chef v Chef competition.

Professional Chef Category 2020:

  • GOLD Dean Toon – Blunsdon House Hotel
  • SILVER Frazer Carroll – No 15 Great Pulteney Street
  • BRONZE Henry Scott – Henry’s Restaurant

Student Chef v Chef 2020

Knife skills challenge:

  • GOLD Joseph Rowe
  • SILVER Jack Goult
  • BRONZE Rebekah Paisley


Levels 2&3 Team challenge: 

150 mins to prepare and serve a paupiette of plaice served with an appropriate sauce and potato garnish. Dark milk Chocolate tart with a suitable accompaniment (coulis, anglaise…). 1 dish for judging, one for display

  • GOLD team Marcus Wareing - Lucy Knight (level3), Emily Hunt (level3), Eryn Beales (level2)
  • SILVER Team- Angela Hartnett - Vikki Pearcey (level3), Ciara Lambert (level2), Esme Tozer (level2)
  • BRONZE  Team Paul Bocuse - Ollie Russell (level3), Daniel Shemilt (level3), Sophie Strong (level2)

Front Of House challenge

Cocktail demonstration; napkin fold, role play scenarios, with description of the dishes and wine pairing

  • GOLD Daniel Shemilt
  • SILVER Destiny Smith
  • BRONZE Emily Hunt


Professional Chef Category 2019:

  • GOLD Jethro Lawrence - Woolley Grange Hotel
  • SILVER Andrew Jenkinson - Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
  • BRONZE Fraser Jones - Best Western Plus Centurion Hotel

Student Chef v Chef 2019

Canapés challenge:

  • GOLD Modesta Petrauskaite
  • SILVER Molly Wilson
  • BRONZE Samuel Rossiter

Knife skills challenge:

  • GOLD Will Evans
  • SILVER Fred Veal
  • BRONZE Leon Dyer

Level 3 team challenge: 

Black box challenge - design 2 course lunch menu for 6 (main and dessert) - to be served to invited guests.

  • GOLD Team Connaught (Florence Sewell, Keziah Morgan, Thomas Will_
  • SILVER Team Gorning (Maddie Dodd, Jasmine Barnett, Ben Colley)
  • BRONZE team Savoy (Rosa Juodaky, Connor Adamson, Lewis Nash)

Level 2 Team Challenge:

100 mins to cut and prepare a braised chicken forestiere, poached eggs mornay, florentine style

  • GOLD Team Pineapple (Destiny Smith, Liam Cottle)
  • SILVER Team Strawberry (Lucy Knight, Emily Hunt)
  • BRONZE Team Orange (Vikki Pearcey, Kaitlin Ellis)

Front OHouse challenge

  • GOLD Ben Colley

Profesisonal Chef Category Winners 2017

  • GOLD Daniel Vosper from the King William, Bath
  • SILVER Simon Mealing from the Garrick’s Head, Bath
  • BRONZE Fraser Jones from the Centurion Hotel, Midsomer Norton

Student Team Event Winners 2017:

  • GOLD Lucas Fellender, Maria Parker-Cook and Joshua Yoell
  • SILVER Soraya Adams, Emma Pinfield and William Ferris
  • BRONZE Molly McKechnie, Maddie Walker and Sophie Jones

Chef v Chef 2016

(under 23s)

Gold - George Ormond
Silver -Jessie Ball
Bronze - Oliver Dunn
Highly Commended - Liam Cook, Maria Parker-Cook & Ioseff Sambrook

(over 23s)

Gold - Kai Bingham
The Bath Priory
Silver - Mike Evans
The Pig
Bronze - Harley Ford
The Battle Axes

Woods Restaurant donated a meal for two for the winner of the professional category and there were donations of vouchers towards meals for two from Cote Restaurant £50.00. Yo! Sushi £30.00 and Burger and Lobster £50.00. With many thanks to them all for supporting the competition.

Letter to winner



Letter to the winner from Bath's MP


Chef v Chef 2015

(under 23s)

Gold - Jessica Conway
Silver - Chloe Matano
Bronze - Oliver Rose
Highly Commended - Oliver Dunn

(over 23s)

Gold - Alex Brownrigg
The Manor House
Silver - Martin Blake
Homewood park Hotel and spa, Bath
Bronze - Hayley Smith
Lucknam Park Hotel

Chef v Chef 2014

(under 23s)

Gold- Alex Brownrigg
Homewood park Hotel and spa, Bath
Silver- Katherine Stamp
The Castle Hotel, Taunton
Bronze- Jack Barrett
The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath

(over 23s)

Gold: Martin Blake
Homewood park Hotel and spa, Bath
Silver- Matt Flowers
The Porter, Bath
Bronze- Daniel Edwards
The Marlborough Tarven, Bath


Chef v Chef 2013

(under 23s)

Gold: Lewis Dixon
Lumiere, Cheltenham
Silver: Paul Goulding
Stanton Prior Hotel, Chippenham
Bronze: Andrew Campbell
The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath

(over 23s)

Gold: Stephen Whittaker
Graze Restaurant in Bristol
Silver: Martin Blake 
The Priory Hotel, Bath
Bronze: Christian Abbott
Brace and Browns in Bristol


Chef v Chef 2012

(under 16s)

Gold: Cerys Lambert
John of Gaunt School
Silver: Seb Shore
Norton Hill School
Jordan Millls
Writhlington Business & Enterprise School

(under 23s)

Gold: Christian Abbot
Brace & Browns
Silver: William Gayler
The Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay
Bronze: Laura Deaker
City of Bath College

(over 23s)

Gold: Stephen Whittaker
Mint Hotel, Bristol
Silver: Kamil Nawalka Wojciech
Longleat Homewood Park Hotel
Bronze: George Kosta
Ronnies Restaurant, Thornbury


Chef v Chef 2011

(under 16s)

Gold: Seb Shore
Norton Hill School
Silver: Alfred Lewis
Ralph Allen School
Bronze: Joshua Hobbs
Norton Hill School

(under 23s)

Gold: Chris Emery
The Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay
Silver: James Horwood
Hunstrete House
Bronze: Claire Wilkins
City of Bath College

(over 23s)

Gold: Timothy Ashton
Cheltenham Park Hotel
Silver: Kevin Francis
Guyers House Hotel
Bronze: Kamil Nawalka Wojciech
Bowood Hotel


Chef v Chef 2010

(under 16s)

Gold: Ashley McArdie
City of Bath College
Silver: Jake Moxham
City of Bath College

(under 23s)

Gold: Niall Keating
The Bath Priory Hotel
Silver: Jerry Adam
Olive Tree Restaurant
Bronze: Leah Wynes
Bowlish House

(over 23s)

Gold: Maiko FuKazu
City of Bath College
Silver: Thomas Hine
The Bath Priory Hotel
Bronze: Michael Sharp
Olive Tree Restaurant


Chef v Chef 2009

(under 16s)

Gold: Curtis Hill
Culverhay School (City of Bath College Apprentice)
Silver: Rosie Gay
Chew Valley School
Bronze: Lorna Burnell
Chew Valley School

(under 23s)

Gold: Ben McCubbin
Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath
Silver: Michael Mellard
Whatley Manor, Wiltshire
Bronze: Luke Powell
The Wheatsheaf at Combe Hay

(over 23s)

Gold: Woyciech Nawalka
Ston Easton Park Hotel, Ston Easton
Silver: Michael Sharp
Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath
Bronze: Callum O'Doherty
Thatched Cottage, Shepton Mallet


Regional Final Chef v Chef 2008

(under 23s)

1st: Leigh Evans
Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath
2nd: Sean Horwood
Moody Goose, Midsomer Norton, Bath
3rd: Sam North
The 3 Choirs Vineyard, Cheltenham
4th: Luke Hawkins
The Pony & Trap, Chew Magna

(over 23s)

1st: Robert Potter
The Dial House Hotel, Cheltenham
2nd: Pieter Swanepoel
Formerly Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath
3rd: Ryan Mills
The Greenway Hotel, Cheltenham
4th: Wojciech Nawalka
Ston Easton Park Hotel, Somerset
5th: George Kostka
Boca Bar, Bristol


Chef v Chef 2008

(under 23s)

Gold: Sean Horwood
Moody Goose
Silver: Leigh Evans
Royal Crescent Hotel
Bronze: Georgie Smith
City of Bath College
Jeremy Lapounge, Francis Hotel/Mercure
Ben Mullins, Lucknam Park Hotel
Charlie Johnston, Royal Crescent Hotel

(over 23s)

Gold: Pieter Swanepoel
Royal Crescent Hotel
Silver: Wojciech Nawalka
Ston Easton Park Hotel
Bronze: John Hornsey 
The Queensberry Hotel & Olive Tree Restaurant
Michael Boyce, Queensberry Hotel
James Perry, Dukes Hotel
Leigh Phillips, Firehouse Rotisserie


Chef v Chef 2007

(under 23s)

Gold: Maiko Fukazu
Full time student, City of Bath College
Silver: Martin Rode
Francis Hotel, Bath
Bronze: Laura Merrick
Woods Restaurant, Bath
Dean Mallows, The Old Bear Inn
Ben Hammett, Woods Restaurant
Oliver Battams, The Hole in the Wall

(over 23s)

Gold: Ross Lee Tyre
Silver: Elisha Carter
Charlton House Hotel
Bronze: Tom Symons
The Queensberry Hotel & Olive Tree Restaurant
Johnathan Gallais, The Old Bear Inn
Stephen Derry, Green Park Brassiere
E Wilcox, Thermae Bath Spa Hotel


Chef v Chef 2006

(under 23s)

Gold: Rob Tanner 
Full time student, City of Bath College
Silver: Sean Horwood 
Moody Goose at the Old Priory
Bronze: Adrian Luke Williams 
Dukes Hotel, Bath
Ben Gregory, Woolley Grange Hotel
Joe Pothecary, Woods Restaurant
David Wakefield, Woods Restaurant, Bath

(over 23s)

Gold: Paul Nicholson
Woods Restaurant, Bath
Silver: Jonathan Gallais
Old Bear Inn, Staverton
Bronze: Andew Smith
Avenance Catering, Wessex Water
B.Greig, RNID, Poolmead Centre, Bath
Daniel Stanson-Winter, Pastiche Bistro, Bath
Gary Monger, Centurion Hotel, Midsomer Norton