Bowman wins Sodexo Chef of the Year

Development chef Kyle Bowman was named Sodexo Chef of the Year 2022 after a live cook-off at the recent Hotel, Restaurant and Catering (HRC) event held at ExCel London. He represented Sodexo Live!, the organisations’ sports and leisure segment, making an impression on the judges with his street food menu. 

Bowman’s menu began with a starter of tom kha gai, a Thai coconut soup served in biodegradable bowls. For his main course, he served chorizo-battered Norwegian cod, bravas fritas, mojo verde and mashed fava beans. For dessert, Bowman created a Snickers chocolate éclair.  

Kyle Bowman said: “I am delighted to have won the title of Chef of the Year 2022. I’ve only been with Sodexo for 10 months, so this feels like an incredible achievement!”

David Mulcahy, food innovation and sustainability director for Sodexo UK and Ireland, added: “Kyle’s dedication to Sodexo’s sustainable future has been demonstrated clearly through his food being delivered to such a high standard. All the chefs this year rose to the challenge of presenting a street food menu with high-quality dishes, which is a testament to their determination and training.”

Eight chefs from across Sodexo UK and Ireland competed on the day. Adam Harty, representing Sodexo’s corporate services, was named runner-up by the judges.

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