Celiac.com 12/01/2010 - Coeliac UK has named the winners for their 2010 Gluten-free Chef of the Year Competition.
Two-star Michelin chef Raymond Blanc OBE FIH announced the winners for each category during a special presentation at his award winning restaurant, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxfordshire.
This year's Gluten-free Chef of the Year is Peter McKenzie, of South Lanarkshire Council. Runner Up was Candice Webber, of The Restaurant at St.Paul's Catherdral.
Up and Coming Gluten-free Chef of the Year is Shanice Parris of Westminster Kingsway College. Runner Up is Daniel Beech, who works at the restaurant 'Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor'.
The Gluten-free Chef of the Year competition is part of the Eating Out campaign through which looks to increase awareness of celiac disease and the gluten-free diet among chefs and catering students.
By asking chefs and catering students to create gluten-free menus for the competition, sponsors hope to spread awareness and interest in gluten-free cooking within the industry.
One thing is certainly true, all entrants and winners deserve a hand from those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.