YOUNG RISOTTO CHEF WINNERS 2018
Dervis Mustafa from London has been named winner of the 2018 National Riso Gallo Young Risotto Chef of the Year competition.
Dervis from Westminster Kingsway College prepared a Jerusalem Artichoke and Wild Mushroom Risotto for judges chef Danilo Cortellini, former Professional MasterChef Finalist, Davide Degiovanni, Head Chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Café and Paul Gayler MBE, former Executive Chef at The Lanesborough and author, and Fabio Pisani from the renowned 2 Michelin star Aimo e Nadia in Milan. Joining the chefs were Food Director at Woman & Home, Jane Curran and Bruce Langlands, Head of Food & Hospitality at Selfridges.
The risotto ‘cook-off’ took place at Westminster Kingsway College on 22nd January 2018.
Dervis will receive an all expenses three day trip to Milan to cook with the chefs in the two starred Michelin restaurant Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, featured in the Guida Gallo, an illustrious guide to the best Risotto restaurants and recipes in the world produced every three years by Riso Gallo.
Plus his Jerusalem Artichoke and Wild Mushroom Risotto recipe will feature on the menu at Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Café for one week.
The runner up Pietro Ascione won a three day cooking experience with Danilo Cortellini at The Italian Embassy in London, for the planning and execution of a gala dinner.