Young Ottery chef makes it through to South West Chef of the Year Award 2019

Junior chef Oliver Smith is through South West Chef of the Year Award 2019 finals. Picture: One Voic

Junior chef Oliver Smith is through South West Chef of the Year Award 2019 finals. Picture: One Voice Media and PR Limited - Credit: Archant

A junior chef from Ottery cooked up a storm proving to be one of the best in Devon, making it through to the finals for the South West Chef of the Year Award 2019.

Oliver Smith, from The King's School, will now be going through to the final junior chef round, for 11 to 16-year-olds.

The final cook off will take place on Saturday, October 5, at Ashburton Cookery School.

Head judge Michael Caines said: "The South West Chef of the Year competition is back for its 16th year and the array of talent has been exceptional.

"The team of judges have been blown away with the creativity and skills that these chefs have. From home cooks to experienced chefs, the South West is full of culinary talent and we can't wait to see who goes on to win the categories and the overall award of South West Chef of the Year 2019."


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An awards presentation evening and dinner will be held at Exeter Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, October 22.

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