Leading culinary competition returns

Entries are open for South West Chef of the Year 2022 A fantastic opportunity awaits the talented chefs and home cooks of the South West with the much-anticipated return of South West Chef of the Year.  After a two-year enforced break, due to the pandemic, the judges of this prestigious competition are once again searching for the finest culinary talent in the region. Established 19 … Continue reading Leading culinary competition returns

Dining Devon wins Best Independent UK Food Blog 2020

We’re delighted to have won an award from LUXLife Magazine for the 2nd year in a row! Merry Christmas to all our readers, and wishing you a restful time whatever it means to you during these tough times. Continue reading Dining Devon wins Best Independent UK Food Blog 2020

EVENT: South West Chef of the Year 2018 15th Anniversary Awards Presentation Dinner by Sue Stoneman

It was an honour and a pleasure to be invited back to the Awards Presentation Dinner as for the last three years I have been involved with South West Chef of the Year in the Home Cook Category. I was a finalist in 2015, and again in 2016 where I won the title South West Home Cook of the Year and also in 2017.  I … Continue reading EVENT: South West Chef of the Year 2018 15th Anniversary Awards Presentation Dinner by Sue Stoneman

Honiton Hotel Scoops Chaîne de Rotisseurs’ GB Young Chef of the Year 2018 Award

A young chef from Devon has taken the title of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB Young Chef of the Year 2018, with a chance of international glory later in the year. Exeter-born Kayla Tuvey, aged 19 and working as Commis Chef at the well-known Deer Park Country House, Buckerell, Honiton, has become the youngest chef, and probably the first woman, ever to win this forty-one … Continue reading Honiton Hotel Scoops Chaîne de Rotisseurs’ GB Young Chef of the Year 2018 Award

FOOD & DRINK DEVON AWARDS 2018 LAUNCHED

Following 2017’s record-breaking year, entries are now open for the prestigious Food & Drink Devon Awards 2018. These gold standard awards celebrate the very best Devon has to offer by recognising the county’s most respected, influential and passionate artisan food and drink producers and establishments. The awards, currently in their eighth year, continue to grow with 2017 recording the highest number of entries to date … Continue reading FOOD & DRINK DEVON AWARDS 2018 LAUNCHED

Food & Drink Awards 2017 – by Lauren Heath

Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Love the Flavour – Food and Drink Devon Awards. The event was held at the handsome Deer Park Country House Hotel, and was attended by some of the finest local Devon food and drink producers, restaurateurs and foodie folk around. A venue with is own vegetable garden and orchard, the menu was bound to … Continue reading Food & Drink Awards 2017 – by Lauren Heath

South West Chef of the Year announces 2017 finalists

This year’s South West Chef of the Year competition continues to pick up the pace with the announcement of its 2017 finalists following closely-contested semi-finals on Saturday. Now in its 14th year, South West Chef of the Year champions the very best of the region’s professional chefs and junior and home cooks as well as its exceptional produce for which the peninsular has gained a … Continue reading South West Chef of the Year announces 2017 finalists

La Petite Bouchée Wins Gold

JUST months after arriving in its new mid Devon home, French restaurant La Petite Bouchée, has won one of the region’s most prestigious dining awards. The bistro, which began life in south east London as a vintage French Camper van seating just four people, has been awarded the gold Taste of the West gold award for Best Restaurant in the South West. Following their move … Continue reading La Petite Bouchée Wins Gold

South West Chef finalists announced for 2016

Entrants battled it out at the semi-finals of South West Chef of the Year on Saturday 8th October hosted by Exeter College. The region’s prestigious culinary competition, now in its 13th year, was co-founded and is co-judged by Michael Caines MBE and aims to nurture the next generation of top chefs. The nail-biting semi-finals on the weekend gave entrants in the Professional, Young Professional and … Continue reading South West Chef finalists announced for 2016