His win at October's NECTA organised tournament will see him again have the chance to compete against the best of his contemporaries nationally in the 2014 Craft Guild
of Chefs competition, with Rory determined to bring the top honour back to the North this time around.
The Craft Guild
award was earned through his overall contribution to catering, his support of other chefs and their organisations, and his work in developing recipes and products.
John Retallick, development manager for the Craft Guild
of Chefs, said: "We had around 45 applications in the newcomer category.
Andreas was honoured by the Craft Guild
of Chefs and head chef, Luke Tipping, and sous chef, Glynn Purnell, walked off with the top awards in the Midlands Chef of the Year competition.
Seafood Prix d'Elite judges were Juergen Pauly, category manager for fish at Globus in Germany, who served as chairman of the judges; Maria Robles Santos, fish purchasing manager for Grupo Eroski in Spain; Ron Koks, seafood purchasing manager for Sligro Food Group in the Netherlands; Yves Weile, fish category manager for Migros stores in Switzerland; Arnaud Duret, premium retail manager for La Grande Epicurie in Paris; Roger Bing, vice president of seafood purchasing with Darden Restaurants in the United States; and Andrew Green, general manager for Compass Group and national chairman of the Craft Guild
of Chefs in the United Kingdom.
Jumeirah, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, is delighted to announce the success of Senior Lecturer and Director of Culinary Arts at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), Michael Kitts, after taking home the People's Choice Award at the Craft Guild
of Chefs Awards in London.
He also wins pounds 1,000 cash and two return flights courtesy of Kingfisher Airlines, a year's membership of the Craft Guild
of Chefs and the SACC Gold Medal 2011.
Events are already being lined up for the next two years - the current show is Silver, displaying the work of 23 artists, designers and crafts people to mark the 25th anniversary of the Art and Craft Guild
Ritchie also won the coveted Craft Guild
of Chef's National Chef of the Year 2010; previous winners included Gordon Ramsay.
ASCOT racecourse's executive head chef Steve Golding has been named Banqueting Chef of the Year at the Craft Guild
of Chefs annual awards It was third time lucky for Golding, 42, who trained at the Inn on the Park in London before joining Ascot 20 years ago.
She currently lives and writes in her studio apartment within the Piano Craft Guild
, just halfway between the street she grew up on and the now razed Girls' High School lot.
They are showing their work at Southport's Atkinson art gallery as part of the Art and Craft Guild
of Lancashire exhibition.