Pub chef bids for culinary Oscar"

BRAUNTON pub chef Anthony Williams has won a place in the finals of the PubChef Food Excellence Awards the industry's 'Oscars.' Anthony was short-listed in the Pub Classics category for his dish of Exmoor venison steak and kidney pie. After coming thr

BRAUNTON pub chef Anthony Williams has won a place in the finals of the PubChef Food Excellence Awards - the industry's 'Oscars.'Anthony was short-listed in the Pub Classics category for his dish of Exmoor venison steak and kidney pie. After coming through the initial 'paper' judging, he competed in the national cook off in Milton Keynes, where he and two other finalists had to prepare their chosen dish in front of a panel of judges. The winner of each category and the overall Pub Chef of the Year 2009 will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony and dinner at Plaisterers' Hall in London next week.The PubChef Food Excellence Awards are run annually by PubChef Magazine. Judges this year included Which? Good Food Guide editor Elizabeth Carter, Alastair Sawday's Pubs & Inns Guide editor David Hancock, Craft Guild of Chefs chief executive Martin Bates and Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge.Caption: Anthony Williams of The Williams Arms, Braunton, at the final 'cook off' for the PubChef Food Excellence Awards


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