At the 11th Annual Dinner and Awards Evening held at the Botanical Gardens, Birmingham on Sunday 18th September and in front over 200 guests, the British Culinary Federation recognised some very talented people within the hospitality industry.
The event, hosted by BBC Midlands Today presenter Nick Owen and Russ Morris, was a huge success and brought together chefs, suppliers and industry professionals from all over the UK.
After an excellent Champagne and canapé reception, Chairman Matt Davies welcomed everyone and wished members and all their guests a very enjoyable evening.
Four of the city of Birmingham’s Michelin starred chefs cooked an outstanding 5-course dinner, together with Botanical Gardens’ Head Chef, Phil Bradley and his brigade.
Ten awards were presented this year to an array of talent from all sectors of the industry.
Presentations were made by Chairman Matt Davies and Nick Owen.
Johnnie Borra Memorial Trophy
Edward Marsh, Chef de Partie, Lucknam Park
Robert J Smith Award
Stuart McLeod, Development Director, Zuidam Ltd
Ken Fraser Memorial Award
Ian Jaundoo, Liverpool Community College
BCF Special Award
Antony Ward, Marketing Manager, Bunzl Speciality Businesses, CCS
Julie Tidy, General Manager, Bidvest Foodservice
Simon Smith, Sales Manager, Aubrey Allen Ltd
Paul Gould OBE Memorial Trophy
Robert Kennedy, Executive Chef, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Aubrey Allen Award
Brad Carter, Chef Patron, Carter’s of Moseley
The Louis Cipolla Award
Matt Cheal, Chef Patron, Cheal’s of Henley
Lifetime Achievement Award
Eric Bruce, Chef Patron, Restaurant Severn, Ironbridge