Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2019: Chef of the Year

PUBLISHED: 09:22 27 September 2019 | UPDATED: 10:49 27 September 2019

Chef of the Year

Chef of the Year


An exceptional awareness of produce and seasonal menus were the criteria for this award, and our judges had plenty of talented chefs to choose from

Our penultimate award of the night was kindly sponsored by by Kingston Maurward College, and with so many talented chefs calling our county home, our judges had a difficult task. This award aims to recognise those who show an exceptional awareness of produce and have the knowledge and expertise to use their ingredients to create sensational, seasonal menus using local produce where ever possible.

This year's finalists are…

Brett Sutton, from The White Post at Rimpton


Jason Hall from Hall's Kitchen in Weymouth

And this year's winner is…

Robert Ndungu from The Acorn Inn at Evershot

A huge congratulations to our winner and our finalists. Thank you to the public for their many nominations, and to our well-respected judges who picked our worthy winner of the 'Chef of the Year Award', sponsored by Kingston Maurward College.

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