"A good cook likes a challenge."


 

AWARDS
2013   Asian Grand Champion UTA- Asian Chef Challenge Taipei ,Taiwan
2013   Winner of the United Taste of America - Asia Chef Challenge, Hong Kong
2012   2 Silver Medals, Culinary Olympics Erfurt , Germany
2012   Winner of the MLA Black Box Culinary Challenge, Hong Kong
2011   Winner of the Risotto World Summit Challenge, Hong Kong
2008   Portuguese Chef of the Year 2008
2008   Winner of the Grand Prix de Cuisine at Le Trophée International de Cuisine et Pâtisserie in Paris, France
2008   Winner of the Lisbon semi finals for the Chef of the Year Portugal
2008   Best Chef Mentor Northern Hospitality Award 2008
2006   Manchester, Chef of the Year
2005   British candidate at the Bocuse D’Or Culinary World Contest in Lyon, France
2004   Winner of the Grand Prix de Cuisine at Le Trophée International de Cuisine et Pâtisserie in Paris, France
2003  

Awarded Competition Chef of the Year by the Craft Guild of Chefs for outstanding achievements in Culinary Competititons and contribution to the industry

2003   British Candidate at the Bocuse D'Or Culinary World Contest in Lyon, France and placed 8th out of 24 countries
2002   2nd Prize at the International Final of the Prix Pierre Taittinger Culinaire International Paris, France.
2002   Winner of the Prix Pierre Taittinger Culinaire London, England.
2002   Awarded Prix Honour ''Best Exhibitor of the Show'' with 2 Gold Medals INTERGASTRA Stuttgart, Germany.
2001   Gold Medal at the 6th Internationale Kochkunst Austellung Vienna, Austria.
2000   Awarded Master of Culinary Arts (MCA), formerly the MOGB (Meilleur Ouvrier de Grande Bretagne) by the Academy of Culinary Arts, London, England.
2000   Bronze Medal at IKA, Culinary Olympics in Erfurt,Germany
2000   Winner of the UK Kikkoman Masters, London, England.
1999   Winner of the UK Risotto Chef of the Year Award.
1999   Won 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals and Class Winner, Heart of England Salon  Culinaire, Birmingham, England.
1998   Won 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medal at International Salon Culinaire in Malta.
1998   Won 1 Gold and 2 Bronze Medals at INTERNORGA Grand Prix of Chefs in Hamburg, Germany.
1998   Won 1 Gold and 2 Silver Medals at INTERGASTRA Kockkunstschau in Stuttgart, Germany.
1996   Awarded Best in Eurest National Salon Culinaire in London, England.
1995   Regional Finalist Young Chef of the Year Competition, England.
1994   Regional Finalist Young Chef of the Year Competition, England.
1990   Awarded 3rd place in Lindenberg Trophy for Young Chefs in Berlin, Germany.
1988   Awarded Best Apprentice Gardemanger, INTERHOTELS Erfurt, German Democratic Republic.

 


"Good cooks don't create from recipes...
they create from tastes.
They have to have sensitivity to the food...
be intuitive."