Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2019: Chef of the Year

PUBLISHED: 10:19 09 July 2019 | UPDATED: 14:46 09 July 2019

Charles Smith at Lords of the Manor, winner of Chef of the Year at the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2019

Charles Smith at Lords of the Manor, winner of Chef of the Year at the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2019

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They put in years of dedication and training to create perfection on a plate. These are the chefs behind the wonderful restaurants that we enjoy in the Cotswolds. There is so much talent here, but we have picked our finalists, and one that was a cut above the rest

This year's finalists

Jon Howe, Lumière, Cheltenham

Jon Howe has been working in the industry since leaving school and creates incredible tasting dishes. He has a number of local connections to supply his fresh, local ingredients.

Niall Keating, Whatley Manor Hotel, Malmesbury

Niall Keating has developed a superbly equipped kitchen to deliver exceptional and imaginative dishes. Sustainability and limiting food waste are of real importance to both him and the hotel.

The winner

Charles Smith, Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter

Charles Smith's passion for food shines through in his remarkable dishes. The use of quality produce is key and local produce is used wherever possible - even that from the hotel's own garden.

A huge thank you to both the nominations of the public and our well-respected judges, who picked our worthy winner of the 'Chef of the Year' award, sponsored by John Morgan Partnership.

To find out more about our Cotswold Food and Drink Awards 2019 and our sponsors, visit foodawards.cotswoldlife.co.uk.

Were you at the awards last night? Tweet us your pictures @CotswoldLife and tag us on Instagram @CotswoldLife #CLFDA.

Go back to our list of winners.

Click here to take a look at last year's winners!



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