Previous Winners

ChefsTomos Parry

Causing much commotion among the restaurant critics, 23-year-old Parry has recently opened Kitty Fisher’s in Mayfair where Giles Coren announced he’d had the best beef in his life.

Kitty Fishers

AlcoholCarl Brown

Leading the Dishoom group, Brown wowed judges – cocktail legend Tony Conigliaro, drinks historian Anistatia Miller and Diageo’s World Class Bartender Gareth Evans – with his barrel aged cocktails and “pegged” technique of serving the cocktails in two different sizes of bottles. The Indian take on an Old Fashioned inspired by Parsi-Indian Jeejeebhoy also impressed.


BakingSarah Lemanski

In Leeds, Sarah Lemanski juggles her dainty street-food van Madeleine’s Express with Noisette Bakehouse, a place which she wowed judges with the likes of almond brioche, cocoa, fig & cherry panforte and matcha tea cookies, all perfectly executed.

Noisette Bakehouse

Street FoodJollyon Carter and Radhika Mohendas

The Dorset duo Jollyon Carter and Radhika Mohendas are renowned for foraging for their own local Jurassic ingredients and transforming them into unexplored East Asian delicacies.


MeatTim Matthews

This is serious SMOKING … Matthews and his wife, dry cure their beef fillet for up to 5 days before cold smoking it over maple wood.

Artisan Smokehouse

CoffeeLuke Suddards & Hugh Duffie

Suddard’s and Duffie’s handcrafted obsessive approach to coldbrew won over judges, Bar Termini’s Marco Arrigo and Workshop’s Tim Styles.

Sandows London

ExperientialBrandy Wright & Robin Fegen

Wright and Fegen lead a collaborative collective of designers, artists, chefs, entertainers, photographers, actors and writers organising imaginative and engaging events, pop-ups and promotions for all things foodie.

The Robin Collective

Food WritingMisti Traya

Traya won for her lyrical prose about her family’s origins in Midwest America and a icebox pie from her blog Chagrinnamon Toast. “It’s no secret some of my family can be described as country. Some have owned trailers; others homes in Appalachia with dirt floors,” started the winning entry.

Chagrinnamon Toast

VegetableSean O'Neil

In the heartlands of Cornwall, O’Neill grows salad like no others, painstakingly harvesting the delicate leaves, edible flowers and wild weeds like no other.

The Modern Salad Grower

HonoraryDana Elemera

Founding Arganic, Elemara sells her nutty organic argan oil from Essaouira in Morocco to everyone from top chefs Yotam Ottolenghi to Stevie Parle.