CHEF v Chef, Bath’s three-year-old cooking competition has announced this years victors.
Sean Horwood, chef at the Moody Goose, won in the under 23 section, while South African Pieter Swanepoel of the Royal Crescent Hotel scooped Gold in the over 23’s.
The competition is run by the City of Bath College, Bath Chamber of Commerce, Woods Restaurant and Catering Services International.
Judges, including Martin Blunos, and Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saison’s head chef Gary Jones, chose Horwood’s lamb, and Swanepoel’s sea bass as the best dishes in the competition.
"Horwood wins a dinner for two at the Bath Priory, and Swanepoel will have the chance to do a stage at Le Manoir.
Harwood, who was a runner up in last years competition, said: “I have always wanted to be a chef ever since I started to cook at home with my mum.
"I did my training at the City of Bath College and worked and trained at Hunstrete House before moving on to the Moody Goose.
"I’m really looking forward to my prize of a meal for two at the Bath Priory – it’ll be nice to have someone else doing the cooking for me for a change.”
Pieter Swanepoel explains his entry to Chef v Chef: “I think contests like this are good for chefs because they challenge us to do as well as we can which really brings out the best in us, opening doors and creating a way for the future.
"I’m really looking forward to my stage prize, as Gary Jones has agreed I can take it as a week at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons.
"I was really impressed by the kitchens at the City of Bath College, where the competition took place. They were clean and professional, which is down to hard work and excellent hygiene.”
The competition aims to help raise the standard of cooking in Bath, so that the culinary offering can live up to the cities status as a World Heritage City.