UK's Jonathan Keller wins Aramark European Chef's Cup

03 March 2017 by
UK's Jonathan Keller wins Aramark European Chef's Cup

The UK's Jonathan Keller has won Aramark's European Chef's Cup against chefs from Ireland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Spain and Germany.

Keller, originally from France, works as sous chef for Aramark's catering facilities at investment company BNY Mellon's offices in London. He previously worked for caterers Traiteur Loriers in Brussels and as a chef de partie at C London and Rockpool Bar and Grill in Sydney. His main prize is an all-expenses paid culinary trip to a European country of his choice.

The competition took place yesterday (2 March) in Croke Park, Dublin. Competitors had to prepare, cook and present three courses to panels of technical and tasting judges. The tasting judge panel included Ross Lewis, chef-patron of the Michelin-starred Chapter One restaurant in Dublin; Leylie Hayes, executive chef at Avoca; and food consultant Hugo Arnold.

Runners up were Spain's Ignacio Arce Gil, Belgium's Cédric Perrini, Ireland's Farid Derradji; Germany's Stefan Schmitt, and the Czech Republic's Jiří Janeček.

Frank Gleeson, managing director of Aramark Northern Europe, added: "Congratulations to Jonathan on his well-deserved win. The level of dedication to refining skills, dishes and practises to perform well at these competitions is incredible. The standard this year was truly state-of-the-art and every competitor should feel extremely proud of themselves."

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