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.