Help with the hunt for young top chef

The hunt is on for Sussex’s top young chef.

Organisers of the Sussex Food & Drink Awards are asking members of the public to help in the search for the Sussex Young Chef of the year.

Former winner Steven Edwards, who is current MasterChef Professional champion and head chef of the Camellia Restaurant at South Lodge Hotel in Lower Beeding said, “The Sussex Young Chef of the Year is one of the best categories in these awards and it certainly helped kick start my award winning career. It gave me the confidence to enter MasterChef last year and I would thoroughly recommend entering the competition.

“The process for this award is quite similar to that on MasterChef and I really enjoyed the challenge of coming up with a three course menu using locally sourced Sussex produce and going on to prepare and produce it in just 90 minutes in the cook off before it was judged by a panel of experts.”

Nominations for the Sussex Young Chef category, sponsored by Sodexo Prestige, close on September 20 so there is still time to visit to ensure your favourite chef is considered. The final will be held at the Amex Stadium in Brighton on January 29.