Adam Brown, head chef at Brockencote Hall in Worcestershire and holder of two AA rosettes, has scooped a national chef’s title in front of a crowd of selected guests and a panel of judges led by Mark Sargeant of ITV’s Saturday Cookbook.
Brown fought off stiff competition from top chefs with bundles of TV experience and Michelin stars to emerge victorious with the title. The theme of the menu was Mother Nature and the elements, with contestant Kenny Atkinson producing ‘Sunlight’, a caramelised orange brulée with red-wine-poached pears. However, it was Brown’s ‘Tangerine Snowball’ with buttermilk and carrot that stole the show and prompted Gordon Cartwright, judge and managing director of Visionary Dining, to declare the winning dish ‘stunning on several levels, delivering a unanimous decision from the judges table.’
Brown and his team of talented chefs spent a jaw-dropping ten hours creating their masterpiece, which was served at the end of a five-hour-long dinner. Commenting on their success, Brown said; ‘I’m incredibly proud and happy. It was amazing to be involved in such a prestigious event, let alone win.’
The annual competition is a prestigious event in the cooking calendar and places Brown firmly within the elite circle of top British chefs. It certainly puts Brockencote Hall on the culinary map too; why not visit and try out his impressive cuisine for yourself?