Behind the Scenes: Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year Competition


On Wednesday 24th January 2018, Gordon joined eight finalists in The Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year’s Big Cook-Off. Organised by the British Beer & Pub Association and the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group in partnership with Nestlé Professional, the competition was filled with intensity and anticipation.

Gordon, one of four finalists in the Young Pub Chef of the Year, competed alongside four finalists, after being whittled down from over 130 chefs nominated by their local MPs.


Gordon’s chosen dish of the day was a tender saddle of venison served with bubble & squeak, blackberry jam, rainbow chard, a red wine jus and caramelised hazelnuts.

The competition aims to highlight the talented chefs around the country, to help spot future stars and encourage more people to consider working and training as pub chefs.

The judging panel was made up of: Mike Wood MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group Roger Rahaman, Nestlé Professional Chef; Paul Merrett, TV guest chef presenter and former Michelin Star holder; Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association; Paul Dickinson, director of food, Fuller’s; Ashley McCarthy, chef patron of the award-winning The Sun Inn at Colton near Tadcaster and Dawn Redman managing director of Hospitality and Retail Recruitment.

The winners will be announced at the prestigious Parliamentary Award Ceremony at the House of Commons on the 7th February 2018.

To experience inventive and delicious food from award-winning chef Gordon Stott, call The Sun Inn 01256 397234 or email:

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