International Salon Culinaire

By 11th April 2023News

We are delighted to share that our Executive Development Chef Team all received award’s at this year’s International Salon Culinaire competition.

This annual event allows chefs at the top of their profession to demonstrate their skills in front of top industry experts.

Chris Ince, Chef Director, said: “We were thrilled to see all of the Executive Chefs recognised at the prestigious Salon Culinaire competition. They all demonstrated the skill and passion we have come to expect from them, so it was wonderful to see it recognised by the country’s top chefs.

“Matt Vernon, Dan Farrand, Matthew Chapman and Dan Kirkpatrick are excellent chefs and I’m proud to lead such an inspiring team.”

The team won eight awards in total, including a Bronze award each for the Mystery Basket Grand Prix.

The event was held on the 20th to 22nd March at the ExCeL London and included several competitions for budding chefs as well as seasoned professionals.


Tilda Chef Team of the Year 2023

  • Dan Kirkpatrick & Matthew Chapman Angel Hill Food Co Each chef received a Merit


  • LE ON DE FUEGO, Spanish ‘Nduja Lions Mane Croquettes, Toasted Rice, Tomato & Smoked Almond Romesco Sauce, Black Garlic Aioli – Membrillo Gel – Herb Oil
  • LA TOMATINA TRATAR Brown Butter Marshmallow Timballo Sandwich, Tomato Vanilla Jam, Almond & Sherry Cream, Tom & Jerez Cocktail

HYGIENE AWARD Sponsored by Cleenol (working practices)

  • Dan Kirkpatrick, Matthew Chapman Each chef received the award

Mystery Basket Grand Prix

  • Matthew Chapman and Dan Kirkpatrick Angel Hill Food Co  Each chef received a Bronze Award

Dish: Sri Lankan Monkfish Kiev, Potato Air bag, Romanesco Puree, Rhubarb & Green Herb Chutney and a Rhubarb Crumble Baked Alaska

  • Dan Farrand and Matt Vernon Angel Hill Food Co – Each chef received a Bronze Award

Dish:  Dessert – Chocolate mousse, blood orange gel and confit, spiced shortbread biscuit