Tuesday February 28 2017
Well done to award winning young chef
Neil Hamilton, UKIP Group Leader in the Assembly and AM for Mid & West Wales, has congratulated a young chef from Ammanford who has been crowned Junior Chef of Wales.
Steffan Davies, 22, whose family home is at Llandybie and who works at Gidleigh Park, Exeter, was awarded the coveted title in Llandudno on Monday night.
He now goes through automatically to the Young National Chef of the Year semi-final organised by The Master Chefs of Great Britain.
Neil Hamilton commented:
“I am delighted for Steffan. This is a fantastic achievement for him personally and it is great to see talented young chefs from Wales impressing on the national stage. I am sure he will go on to great things in the future and I wish him well as he competes in the national competition.”
“I was also pleased to see local Welsh produce on his menu and wish we had been able to enjoy such delicious food when I was growing up in Ammanford all those years ago."
The other finalists were: Harry Paynter-Roberts from the Castle Hotel, Conwy, 2016 Junior Chef of Wales runner-up James Corbett from the Elephant and Castle Hotel, Newtown and Harry Osborne from Signatures Restaurant, Conwy.
Steffan said that he was proud to be representing his country and going on to the Young National Chef of the Year.
His winning menu opened with a starter of pan friend scallop, soy and truffle, cauliflower and sorrel cream. Main course was Welsh Beef fillet, shallot, celeriac, bone marrow crumb and Madeira. Dessert was toffee pudding cake, caramel poached apple, walnut toffee,
In addition to winning the coveted title, Steffan also received a set of F. Dick Knives and will spend a week’s work experience with head chef Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, Chester.
CAPTION 1: Steffan with the Junior Chef of Wales trophy.
CAPTION 2: Steffan with his award winning dishes.