Head Chef at The Unruly Pig reaches 2019 Great British Pub award finals

Head Chef at The Unruly Pig reaches 2019 Great British Pub award finals

Following on from achieving the ‘Pub Restaurant Chef Award’ at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2019 The Unruly Pig, a contemporary eatery based in Bromswell, is set to win further acclaim in the Great British Pub awards 2019.

Nominated as one of the six national shortlisted finalists in both ‘Chef of the Year’ and ‘Best Wine’ categories in the Great British Pub awards 2019.

Head Chef Dave Wall, The Unruly Pig, will be competing against finalists from across the UK on 13 August 2019 in a special ‘cook-off’ challenge to win the ‘Chef of the Year’ award in Didcot, Oxfordshire. The event will involve each pub chef taking part to create a new dish from a mystery box of ingredients.

Each chef will be given 25 minutes from unveiling the mystery box ingredients, planning their recipe as well as 45 minutes to cook the dish and present to the team of judges. The team of experts include judges from the Morning Advertiser, as well as independent industry judges who will all carefully judge each dish.

The cook-offs will be taking place at Booker Development Kitchen, Chef Direct Distribution Centre, Basil Hill Road, Didcot, Oxon OX11 7HJ.

The day will be split into three slots, 10am, midday and 2pm and chefs will be cooking alongside one another.

The results from the winning dish will be unveiled at the awards evening on the 5th September 2019.

The 2019 Finalists include:

  • Rob Taylor, chef-patron of The Compasses Inn, Crundale, Kent
  • Brett Barnes, chef at The Fox & Hounds Barley, Hertfordshire
  • Mike Shaw, chef of the White Hart and Lydgate, Greater Manchester
  • Gordon Stotts, chef of the Purefoy Arms, Preston Candover, Hampshire
  • Dave Wall, head chef of the Unruly Pig, Bromeswell, Suffolk
  • Tom Parker, chef of the White Swan in Fence, Lancashire

Before joining The Unruly Pig, Head Chef Dave Wall worked at London’s Bibendum restaurant, for Gordon Ramsey at Claridges and The Boxwood Cafe and latterly at Le Talbooth in Dedham.

“It’s a privilege and honour to have reached the final; we’re thrilled to have Dave in the cook-off challenge with the added-bonus of being nominated for the ‘Best Wine’ category. The unruly Pig is going from strength to strength and it’s all down to Dave and our amazing team. We wish him all the best” commented owner Brendan Padfield.

The Chef of the Year category in this years’ Great British Pub Awards is partnered by Booker and Makro. To find out more information about what the Unruly Pig Team are up to, please visit their website. 

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