THE COMPETITION

YOUNG RISOTTO CHEF WINNERS 2019

Andrew Williams from Salthouse Bacaro in Liverpool has been named winner of the 2019 National Riso Gallo Young Risotto Chef of the Year competition.

 

Andrew’s dish, of caramelised onion and red wine risotto, with butter-roasted pine nuts, crispy onions, radicchio and taleggio was absolutely delicious and universally admired by the judges, with Lead Judge Paul Gayler making special mention at the presentation of the excellent flavour and balance, and the skill he showed while producing. His dish stood out against stiff competition and emphasised his knowledge and understanding of the ingredients..

The risotto ‘cook-off’ took place at Westminster Kingsway College on 22nd January 2019.

Andrew will receive an all expenses paid three day work experience at Angela Hartnett’s Michelin starred modern Italian restaurant, Murano, in Mayfair, London., 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 Risotto recipe will feature on the menu at Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Café for one week.

Andrew Williams - Winner of Young Risotto Chef of the Year 2019

Winner Andrew Williams.

Group photo of all the chefs and judges

All the Judges and competition finalists.

William Matone

2nd Place William Matone.

Oliver Parry Molloy

3rd Place Oliver Parry-Molloy.

Elisha Johnson

Finalist Elisha Johnson.

Finalist Josh Rooney.

Finalist Rangel Stoychev.

Finalist Kimberley Sharp.

Nicole Laing

Finalist Nicole Laing.

Nikoletta Theofylakidouo

Finalist Nikoletta Theofylakidouo.

Thomas Hickin

Finalist Thomas Hickin.

THE 2019 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

OSCAR HOLGADO

Head Chef, Angela Hartnett’s Murano Restuarant

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OSCAR HOLGADO

ADRIANO CAVAGNINI

Executive Chef at the Bulgari Hotel in London

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ADRIANO CAVAGNINI

PETRIE HOSKEN

Presenter & Broadcast Journalist

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PETRIE HOSKEN

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