Chef shortlisted in national competition

Jack Bradley.

Jack Bradley.

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Jack Bradley, the junior sous chef at Hipping Hall, near Kirkby Lonsdale, has been shortlisted as a semi-finalist in the Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year competition 2017.

Jack, one of 159 chefs from all over the UK who entered this year’s competition, has made it through to the last 40.

This year’s semi-final heats will take place in Sheffield and London, with 10 chefs will go through to the National Chef of the Year final, which takes place at the Restaurant Show at London’s Olympia in October. The winning chef will receive a wide range of prizes including a culinary trip to one of the world’s top restaurants, stagiaire opportunities, equipment from sponsors and chocolate workshops.

Best of all is the wealth of opportunities that earning this prestigious accolade can bring. The winner will go on to be part of the National Chef of the Year ‘Hall of Fame’, which really sets them apart from their peers and offers the chance to meet and work with their culinary heroes.

Jack said: “I’m over the moon to have got through to the semi-finals, now the hard work really starts. It’s great experience for me, especially having the opportunity to test my skills against some of the top chefs in the UK.”

Chairman of judges, Clare Smyth, said: “What’s fantastic about this competition is not only does the number of entrants grow each year but the quality of the entries continues to rise.”