- Winner: Philip Harrison, head chef at The Anglesea Arms in Hammersmith and owner of Bears Ice Cream Company
- Second place: Ollie Couillaud, head chef at The Corner Restaurant and Champagne Bar at Selfridges
- Third Place: Jade Clarke, head chef at The Hinds Head in Aldermaston and Fuller’s current Chef of the Year
- Over £400 raised in aid of Shooting Star Chase
- A selection from the competition can be downloaded from here: http://we.tl/TEK5YJGuh0
The Great Sausage Roll Off at the Red Lion, Barnes, proved an even bigger hit in its fourth year. Sixteen top chefs braved the expert judging panel with their delicious creations. Philip Harrison, head chef at The Anglesea Arms in Hammersmith and owner of Bears Ice Cream Company, was crowned winner with his pheasant, black pudding purée, raw turnip salad.
Second place went to Ollie Couillaud, The Corner Restaurant and Champagne Bar at Selfridges, who cooked up a storm with ‘The Lemmy’ – sage, garlic and onions cooked with Jack Daniels. Jade Clarke, head chef at The Hinds Head in Aldermaston and Fuller’s current Chef of the Year, came in third place with her venison, wild mushroom and pickled blackberry roll.
The judges gave Honourable Mentions to Jill Winstone, The Park Tavern in Chichester, with her rosemary and sage sausage meat with apple and apricots wrapped in homemade porchetta in puff pastry and served with homemade crab apple chilli jelly. A second went to Calum Franklin, The Holborn Dining Room in London, with his haggis supper roll with curry sauce. A third was given to Johnnie Mountain, creator of Skinny Pig pork puffs, for his mysterious ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ roll with flavours of pork, pancetta, foie gras and thyme. A fourth Honourable Mention went to Matt Hunter, from The Star Inn the City in York, for his ‘fur and feather’ roll, a wild rabbit and free range duck wellington.
The sausage rolls were then auctioned off to a lively audience all in aid of Shooting Star Chase. Over £400 was raised for this leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.
Philip Harrison, winner, said “I am absolutely thrilled to have won The Great Sausage Roll Off. I was up against some tough competition and it was a privilege to cook alongside the other worthy contestants. It is great to see how popular these competitions are becoming and it is fantastic to see such a wide range of creations from the chefs.”
Angus McKean, co-manager of the Red Lion, commented: “2016 has definitely seen The Great Sausage Roll Off reach new heights and its success is a testament to the calibre of the chefs we have participating in the competition. I am delighted that Philip won, thoroughly well deserved. I am always amazed and inspired by the creations that come from these extremely talented chefs. There was a high level of comradery amongst competitors most of whom were comparative strangers, until this evening, which made the evening a truly magical event.”
Read more about the chefs, judges, sausage rolls and Shooting Star Chase on Twitter, using the hashtag #rolloff. For further information on Shooting Star Chase, please visit www.shootingstarchase.org.uk
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NOTES TO EDITOR
Melissa Cole, award-winning beer and food writer
Tom Kemble [Head Chef, Bonhams Restaurant]
Thane Prince [Eat Judge on The Big Allotment Challenge]
Kate Spicer [food critic]
Emma Spitzer [Masterchef 2015 Finalist]
Fuller, Smith and Turner P.L.C.
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Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, we are here to make every moment count. We support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.
Our bespoke support is free of charge to families and available 365 days a year. Our care service includes short breaks at our two hospices (Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford), Hospice at Home, day care, symptom management, end-of-life care, bereavement care and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family.
It costs £10 million a year just to maintain our current level of care and, with approximately 10% of our income coming from government funding, we rely on our supporters’ generosity to keep the service running. What’s more, we know there are many more families desperate for our vital support, so it’s crucial we raise more funds to provide more care.
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