Guest Chef Event with Adam Smith and Daniel Cornish
Le Cordon Bleu London are delighted to announce a Guest Chef event featuring two very talented chefs who have just been involved in the National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) and Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY) competitions, Adam Smith and Daniel Cornish.
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. Following one of the closest ever battles for the top title, Adam finished second in this year’s competition, and has proven his pedigree among some very strong competitors.
The brief for the final was for each chef to tell their story of the pandemic through food. Menus had to include a vegetarian starter incorporating ingredients on the KNORR® Future 50 Foods list. The main course focused on supporting British suppliers on land and at sea with a dish incorporating both meat and fish, whilst desserts had to reflect the start of the pandemic, when ingredients were sparse, and households turned to baking for comfort.
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. At the cook-off, the finalists presented a three-course menu which centered around ‘British themed dishes’ with a twist. Daniel took the title by serving up an impressive menu of Scotch broth served with a spelt bread and celeriac purée, fish and chips with pickled cockles, mushy peas and a curried rouille and a pear and macadamia crumble with a set ginger custard.
At this event the chefs will demonstrate their culinary skills, and the audience will have the opportunity to find out more about the two prestigious cookery competitions and ask the chefs any questions they have about NCOTY, YNOTY and their culinary journeys. You can attend this event in person or online, but booking is mandatory in both cases.