Here at Chef & Brewer we’re always on the lookout for standout talent, ambition and fresh new ideas from our team.
To honour this, we run a cook off competition with our teams, to create new and inspiring dishes that feeds our guests desire for delicious flavours, captures our imagination and brings fresh new food trends to the table to ensure we’re offering our guests the best our kitchens have to offer.
And The Winner Is...
We couldn’t be prouder to introduce you to Lewis, our Master Chef 2019 winner!
Lewis took on the challenge to originate a new dish and flew through the rounds of our cook off competition to be awarded our prestigious Master Chef winning title.
Lewis went head to head with some of our best chefs and competed in the cook off final against 3 others. Steve, our head chef and one of the judges of the cook off said, Lewis won because ‘Lewis’s dish was really well thought out. It tasted excellent and looked amazing!’
What dish did Lewis create, we hear you ask? Introducing: Lewis’s Chorizo Stuffed Chicken.
Lewis said, ‘I chose this dish based on my favourite flavour combination of chicken and chorizo. I then took it from there, testing different ways of creating it and I bounced ideas off Mark the Kitchen Manager at The Smiths.’
Steve said about the winning dish, ‘the richness of the chorizo is the perfect partner to accompany the chicken and it complements the strong flavours of the chorizo perfectly. The proscuitto gives the dish a great accent taste and ties all of the flavours up perfectly.’
Lewis’s masterpiece all sits on a bed of crushed pesto potatoes, served with a tomato sauce, roasted red onion, wilted spinach and peas. Steve says ‘the tomatoes are a really great seasonal addition and balances all of the flavours in the dish.’
The prize? Lewis’s Chorizo Stuffed Chicken takes pride of place on our summer specials menu. We couldn’t be prouder of Lewis’s delicious creation and are delighted it has fast become one of our best sellers this summer!
What are you waiting for? It’s not going to be around for ever, so head down to your Chef & Brewer to taste it for yourself! Available until 26th August.