Last year's college winner of the Gordon Ramsay Scholar competition could be on course to pull-off a unique double.
Josh Eggleton, who now heads the kitchen at the Olive Shed in Bristol, is among the group of young chefs who have made it through the initial paper judging to the 2004 semi-finals.
If he is on form in the semis, Eggleton, along with five others, could win through to the final in September at London's Restaurant Show.
Already in the final are Jane Mulholland of the Tallaght Institute of Technology in Dublin, who won the 2004 college title, and Mark Sycamore of the Blanket Bay Resort in Glenorchy, New Zealand, the winner of the scholarship's inaugural overseas heat, staged earlier this year in New Zealand.
The semi-finals take place on 25 and 26 August at the Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies.
Gordon Ramsay Scholar semi-finals
Wednesday 25 August
James Barber, the New Angel, Dartmouth, Devon
Paul Heron, Oriel Restaurant, Gilford, County Down
Andrew Munro, Inverness Marriott Hotel, Inverness
Dean Wentworth, Dell Computers, Bracknell, Berkshire
Leigh Myers, Longridge Restaurant, Preston, Lancashire
Mark Owen, the Square, Maidstone, Kent
Trevor Cunningham, Nuremore Hotel and Country Club, Carrickmacross, County Monaghan
Jessica Lowe, Firenze Restaurant, Kibworth, Leicestershire
Josh Eggleton, the Olive Shed, Bristol.
Jamie Raftery, the Dower House, Rousdon, Dorset
Thursday 26 August
Andrew Beaumont, Tyddyn Llan Restaurant with Rooms, Llandrillo, Denbighshire
Neil MacKenzie, EICC Leiths, Edinburgh
Marcus Eaves, Hibiscus, Ludlow, Shropshire
Amy Ballin, Fernhill hotel, Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway
Graham Walker, the George Hotel, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
David Carson, Craigellachie hotel, Craigellachie, Banffshire
Nathan Green, Thyme restaurant, London
Daniel Birk, Rudding Park Hotel and Golf Club, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Darren Munro, Acherfill Ltd, Wick, Caithness
Neil Griffiths, Green Bough hotel, Chester, Cheshire
Anna Haugh, Pied a Terre, London
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