THE COMPETITION

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.

Dervis Mustafa with his winning risotto

All the Judges and competition finalists.

Dervis Mustafa presents his winning dish for the 2018 National Riso Gallo Young Risotto Chef of the Year competition

Winner Dervis Mustafa.

Runner Up Pieter Ascione.

Finalist Rangel Stoychev.

Finalist Jordan Desborough.

Finalist John Howarth.

Finalist Brandon-Wilkie.

THE 2018 JUDGES

PAUL GAYLER MBE

Consultant Chef

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PAUL GAYLER MBE

DAVIDE DEGIOVANNI

Head Chef, Union Street Café

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DANILO CORTELLINI

Executive Chef, Italian Embassy

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DANILO CORTELLINI

FABIO PISANI

Consultant and Masterchef

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FABIO PISANI

BRUCE LANGLANDS

Food & Hospitality Director Selfridges

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BRUCE LANGLANDS

JANE CURRAN

Lifestyle Group Food Director

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JANE CURRAN

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