The Elephant's Hulstone and Bailey triumph at BCF Awards

By Becky Paskin

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Jordan Bailey and Simon Hulstone with their BCF awards
Jordan Bailey and Simon Hulstone with their BCF awards
Simon Hulstone, chef owner of the Michelin-starred Elephant in Torquay and his commis chef Jordan Bailey, have both picked up awards at the British Culinary Federation (BCF) Awards dinner this week.

Hulstone, who with Bailey represented the UK in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or competition in Lyon in January, was awarded the Classic Fine Foods Award for contributing excellence to the hospitality industry.

Bailey meanwhile was presented with the Johnnie Borra Memorial awards for the most promising young chef under 25, for demonstrating outstanding talent and enthusiasm.

Hulstone, who also previously won the National Chef of the Year title in 2008, said: “It’s fantastic to be taking back two awards to The Elephant. There’s so much chef talent in this country right now that to win this kind of award is really something to be proud of.

“Since he joined last year, Jordan has become a great asset to an already outstanding team. He was a fantastic support at the Bocuse d’Or and I believe that he has huge potential; it’s great to see his talent rewarded at such an early stage of his career.”

Other winners at the event held at Hilton Birmingham Metropole included Michael Edwards of University College Birmingham, who picked up the Robert J Smith award, and Matt Davies, executive chef of the Lewis Partnership, who was awarded the Louis Cipolla Award.

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