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We were delighted to be joined by two very talented chefs who were involved in the 2021 National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) and Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY) competitions, Adam Smith and Daniel Cornish.

Each chef prepared their starter from the competition. Daniel prepared his Scotch Broth, Spelt Bread and Celeriac Puree, and Adam demonstrated his Future 50 Salad, which featured Twenty-one of the ingredients from the Future 50 list. Both dishes demonstrated a sustainable approach to cooking and were beautifully presented by the chefs.

Adam Smith’s culinary career began at 16 and has included roles at Claridge’s, Langshott Manor and Le Champignon Sauvage, before his latest position as Sous Chef at Gravetye Manor. Finishing second in this year’s competition, Adam has proven his pedigree among some very strong competitors.

Winning YNCOTY for 2021 adds to Daniel’s considerable experience and accolades given his age. Daniel is Senior Chef de Partie at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons.