Casamia’s Sanchez-Iglesias brothers crowned Good Food Guide’s Chefs of the Year

By Melodie Michel contact

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The Good Food Guide will be published on 8 September
The Good Food Guide will be published on 8 September

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Chefs Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias of Bristol’s Casamia restaurant have been crowned Chefs of the Year by Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015.

Casamia also ranked 39th in the guide’s Top 50 restaurant listing.

“Over the past couple of years Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias have grown in stature and I’m really pleased to be able to rank them with the best chefs in the UK in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015.  

“The brothers have come to understand what people want to eat, put a high premium on seasonality and freshness, and deliver dishes that are vibrantly seasoned, intricately composed and utterly delicious. As a result, Casamia is proud, vital, and very much worth a visit,” said Elizabeth Carter, consultant editor of the Good Food Guide.

Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias, head chef and joint-proprietor of Casamia, added:“We are ecstatic to have won Best Chefs in Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015. We’ve worked so hard in the last eight years to earn recognition and the fact that a guide we respect so much thinks we’re worthy of this title is simply amazing.  We’re not going to stop here; we’re going to work even harder, trying new ways to create spectacular food.”

His brother Peter said: “The UK restaurant scene is full of exceptional culinary talent and to be considered as one of the best, and the only top 50 restaurant in Bristol, gives us such encouragement and inspiration to continue pushing boundaries within our kitchen and hopefully one day make number one.”

Good Food Guide awards

  • Chefs of the Year:  Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias (Casamia, Bristol)
  • Chef to Watch: Gareth Ward (Ynyshir Hall, Powys)
  • Best New Entry (Restaurant): André Garrett (Cliveden, Berkshire)
  • Best New Entry (Pub): The Broad Chare (Newcastle)
  • Pub of the Year:  Freemasons at Wiswell (Lancashire)
  • Wine List of the Year: The Sun Inn (Dedham, Essex)
  • Local Gem of the Year: Delilah (Nottingham)
  • Best Set Lunch: Tuddenham Mill (Suffolk)

Readers’ Restaurant of the Year

Waitrose has also announced that Birmingham’s Carters of Moseley ​has been named the country’s Readers’ Restaurant of the Year in its Good Food Guide.

The Guide compiled more than 30,000 nominations from the public to determine ten regional winners – all independently run eateries.

Regional winners

  • London: Charlotte’s Bistro, Chiswick
  • East England: The Ingham Swan, Ingham
  • Midlands: Carters Of Moseley, Birmingham
  • North East: The Spiced Pear, Holmfirth
  • North West: Lunya, Liverpool
  • Northern Ireland: James Street South, Belfast
  • Scotland: The Birch Tree, Delny
  • South East:  Stovells, Chobham
  • South West: Menu Gordon Jones, Bath
  • Wales: Bar 44,  Cowbridge

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