Harry Blades - The Grand
The 2022 competition was an intense, passionate and flavour-driven journey to find the best Young Chef amongst the most remarkable set of finalists. Congratulations Harry....
The competition was unbelievably tight, and although we had to find one overall winner - Everyone who entered and those that made it through to the heats and then onwards into the final are all WINNERS.
Harry pipped everyone to the post and has been crowned the Delifresh Young Chef Of The Year. A raft of prizes are lined up for Harry, including a totally mind-blowing weeks-long experience at Gareth Wards TWO Michelin Starred Ynyshire - this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any chef - Harry, and we are so EXCITED for you to be able to do this!!!
Along with the experience, Harry will also be joining Delifresh for an elongated trip out to France to be guided around the world-famous Rungis Market, then onwards to Blue Whale to witness the apple harvest, process, and so much more.
Including all that, Harry will also be connected with Mother nature like never before as we embrace Harry and his career by including Harry in supplier tours, flavour tests, range reviews, and so much more things alongside Delifresh which nobody outside of the supply base has ever seen before - A great experience for Harry to develop his knowledge, understanding and Love For Food.
Harry said, “It’s a great honour to be awarded the Delifresh Young Chef winner this year, and I could not think of a better place to have won it than in the hotel I cook for. Our Head Chef, Ahmed Abdalla, has been a total inspiration for me, helping me through the many extra hours spent in the kitchen refining my dishes for today. The hospitality industry can be challenging, but days and events like this gives us, as young chefs, confidence in our culinary careers and how we can grow. Thank you, Delifresh for the opportunity. I can't wait to see how the competition grows over the coming years & I can't wait to be part of it.”