Simpson's chef wins BCF Chef of the Year 2010 title

By Emma Eversham

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Mathew Cheal of Simpson's wins this year's competition
Mathew Cheal of Simpson's wins this year's competition
Mathew Cheal, chef at Simpson's restaurant in Edgbaston, has won the British Culinary Federation's Chef of the Year 2010 competition

Mathew Cheal, chef at Simpson's restaurant in Edgbaston, has won the British Culinary Federation's (BCF) Chef of the Year 2010 competition after wowing judges at a live final at Hotelympia on Monday.

Cheal beat nine other finalists at the two hour final in the Live Theatre at London's ExCel by coming up with a winning three-course meal featuring a saddle of English lamb from sponsor Aubrey Allen.

As well as the title, Cheal wins a cheque for £2,500. Second place finalist Kevin Sutherland of Baxter Storey, London and third place finalist Stephanie Moon of Leeds City College won £500 and £250 respectively.

Idris Caldora, chairman of the judges, who included chefs Pierre Koffman, Kevin Viner, Glynn Purnell and Nick Vadis, said: "The standard surpassed the semi finals, the quality of work, finish, attention to detail and flavours really came through. Well done to them all for delivering the standard."

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