UK South Asian Chef Competition 2013 Winners crowned

Posted on News Oct 2013 - by Publisher
UK South Asian Chef Competition 2013 Winners crowned

Eight lucky finalists from across the United Kingdom put up a hot battle at the final of the United Kingdom South Asian Chef Competition (SACC) 2013. The competition was staged at the International Food & Travel Studio (part of the Bradford College family) with its state of the art facilities.   With an ever increasing high standard of entries, it was very difficult for the judges to arrive at their final decision.   

The competitor’s skills were measured by a panel of influential chef judges representing the Craft Guild of Chefs, the Catering Industry and Education.Chair of Judges Andrew Green, supported by Stephen Gomes and Richard Jones who will have had the very challenging responsibility in defining the winners at the final yesterday.

 

The lucky winners were awarded their trophies at the glittering Aagrah’s 31st Annual Charity Business Dinner, hosted by TV Personality and Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth to a distinguished business audience of 450 guests in the magnificent Aagrah Midpoint Suite.  

 

The first prize of £2000 was awarded to:

Suree Coates

The Executive Chef and Chef Patron of The King and Thai Restaurant at the Forester Arms Broseley, Shropshire.  Suree commenced her career in the family business in rural Thailand, from there she progressed her natural skills and gained her formal culinary qualifications whilst at the same time providing an exclusive home events dinning service in mainland Thailand. Sureeis self taught in Thailand, and has only worked in her own restaurant & remains self taught!

 

 

Suree said "I am delighted to have firstly reached the finals of this prestigious award, and to have the opportunity to compete with such accredited fellow chefs, but to have actually won it against such high calibre fellow competitors on my first year is beyond my imagination. I would like to thank the judges for their kind comments and look forward to returning to my restaurant, The King and Thai, to practice further on creating more dishes for next year".

 

 

Over the last ten years Suree has achieved major accreditation becoming a member of the Federation of Bangladeshi Caterers UK (FoBC) , published her new book “Cook Thai with Suree Coates as well as achieving the Crown of Thai Curry Chef of the year 2011

 

2nd prize winner and runner up, with aprize £1000 was awardedto Mushfiqur Rahman. The Patron and Chef Director of the New Delhi 6 fine Dine Restaurant, Little Ashton, Sutton Colfield specialising in exclusive, exquisite dishes from northern India and Bengali.

 

 3rd prize winner wasKevin Hughes who won £750.  Kevin started his career at the Famous Shangri-La 5 Star Hotel Kota- Kinabalau Malaysia at the age of 16 following on from his apprenticeship

 

 There were two additional special prizes one for the Health Award which went to Mushfiqur Rahman. And the Innovation Award went to Shire Yu.

Shire Yu has an impressive International culinary repertoire specialising in Far Eastern Cuisines including Japanese.

Now in its 8th year, SACC is a much sought after Industry crown that chefs from all over the United Kingdom hope to win. It is the first such national competition based outside of London and is organized by the Aagrah Group of Restaurants, a Yorkshire based company. The competition was established by Mohammed Aslam MBE, the Aagrah Groups Managing Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The high-profile SACC awards recognise outstanding achievement in all areas of culinary skills. It also helps to raise the profile of the chefs and restaurants participating, and brings highly skilled chefs and the establishments they represent to the attention of UK’s general public in addition to the leading businesses attending the awards ceremony. 8 lucky finalists from across the United Kingdom put up a hot battle at the final of the United Kingdom South Asian Chef Competition (SACC) 2013. The competition was staged at the International Food & Travel Studio (part of the Bradford College family) with its state of the art facilities.   With an ever increasing high standard of entries, it was very difficult for the judges to arrive at their final decision.   

The competitor’s skills were measured by a panel of influential chef judges representing the Craft Guild of Chefs, the Catering Industry and Education.Chair of Judges Andrew Green, supported by Stephen Gomes and Richard Jones who will have had the very challenging responsibility in defining the winners at the final yesterday.

 

The lucky winners were awarded their trophies at the glittering Aagrah’s 31st Annual Charity Business Dinner, hosted by TV Personality and Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth to a distinguished business audience of 450 guests in the magnificent Aagrah Midpoint Suite.  

 

The first prize of £2000 was awarded to:

Suree Coates

The Executive Chef and Chef Patron of The King and Thai Restaurant at the Forester Arms Broseley, Shropshire.  Suree commenced her career in the family business in rural Thailand, from there she progressed her natural skills and gained her formal culinary qualifications whilst at the same time providing an exclusive home events dinning service in mainland Thailand. Sureeis self taught in Thailand, and has only worked in her own restaurant & remains self taught!

 

 

Suree said "I am delighted to have firstly reached the finals of this prestigious award, and to have the opportunity to compete with such accredited fellow chefs, but to have actually won it against such high calibre fellow competitors on my first year is beyond my imagination. I would like to thank the judges for their kind comments and look forward to returning to my restaurant, The King and Thai, to practice further on creating more dishes for next year".

 

 

Over the last ten years Suree has achieved major accreditation becoming a member of the Federation of Bangladeshi Caterers UK (FoBC) , published her new book “Cook Thai with Suree Coates as well as achieving the Crown of Thai Curry Chef of the year 2011

 

2nd prize winner and runner up, with aprize £1000 was awardedto Mushfiqur Rahman. The Patron and Chef Director of the New Delhi 6 fine Dine Restaurant, Little Ashton, Sutton Colfield specialising in exclusive, exquisite dishes from northern India and Bengali.

 

 3rd prize winner wasKevin Hughes who won £750.  Kevin started his career at the Famous Shangri-La 5 Star Hotel Kota- Kinabalau Malaysia at the age of 16 following on from his apprenticeship

 

 There were two additional special prizes one for the Health Award which went to Mushfiqur Rahman. And the Innovation Award went to Shire Yu.

Shire Yu has an impressive International culinary repertoire specialising in Far Eastern Cuisines including Japanese.

Now in its 8th year, SACC is a much sought after Industry crown that chefs from all over the United Kingdom hope to win. It is the first such national competition based outside of London and is organized by the Aagrah Group of Restaurants, a Yorkshire based company. The competition was established by Mohammed Aslam MBE, the Aagrah Groups Managing Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The high-profile SACC awards recognise outstanding achievement in all areas of culinary skills. It also helps to raise the profile of the chefs and restaurants participating, and brings highly skilled chefs and the establishments they represent to the attention of UK’s general public in addition to the leading businesses attending the awards ceremony. 

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