Best Chef of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015
PUBLISHED: 10:46 06 November 2015 | UPDATED: 13:52 09 November 2015
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Judges were looking for a chef devoted to the cause of serving the best possible food. This category pits the finest Michelin-starred chefs against those working the local bistro.
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After winning MasterChef: The Professionals in 2012, Anton has gone on to be awarded a Michelin star for his fine dining at The Treby Arms in Sparkwell. Menus to change daily to reflect the seasons, availability and quality of ingredients with signature dishes including cocoa rolled venison and ‘Treby’s Gone Carrots’ – as seen on MasterChef.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ian Webber, The Five Bells Inn, Cullompton
Previously Head Chef at the two Michelin starred Gidleigh Park at Chagford for 6 years and a former winner of Taste of the West’s ‘South West Chef of the Year’ competition in 2006, Ian was also Executive Head Chef of Abode Exeter for a year before joining the Five Bells in November 2013. His motivation now is to produce delicious, simple, seasonal dishes and pub favourites with a stylish twist
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Michael Caines, Gidleigh Park, Chagford
Michael Caines is one of Britain’s most acclaimed chefs. AA Chef’s Chef of the Year in 2007, and awarded an MBE in 2006 for services to the hospitality industry, Michael is the Executive Chef at Gidleigh Park, the acclaimed and prestigious country house hotel. Gidleigh Park is located on the edge of Dartmoor at Chagford, Devon, where Michael has earned his reputation - as well as two Michelin stars - serving distinctive modern European cuisine utilising the finest local and regional produce and ingredients.