It is the first time the AA has revealed the shortlist for this category and follows the unveiling of shortlists for four other categories - AA Food Service Award, AA Eco Hotel of the Year, AA Housekeeper of the Year and AA College Restaurant of the Year last month.
This year's AA Chef of the Year shortlist, drawn up following the collection of votes from chefs holding an AA Rosette, is:
- Angela Hartnett
- Ashley Palmer Watts
- Clare Smyth
- Nigel Haworth
- Sat Bains
- Simon Rogan
The winner will be revealed at the awards at The Grosvenor Park Lane on Monday 26 September.
Past winners of the award, previously named the AA Chefs' Chef of the Year, include Daniel Clifford, Nathan Outlaw and Tom Kerridge.