CH&CO crowns its Chef of the Year 2022

CH&CO has crowned Ricky Matonti as its 2022 Chef of the Year. The talented head chef, who works within the Venues by CH&CO business, showcased his exceptional culinary skills, creativity and sustainability know-how at the recent competition final.

The deserved win has scooped Matonti a trip to Seville with José Pizarro to visit Cinco Jotas Iberico Jamon production, tour Seville’s vibrant food scene and taste vintage sherries in the cellars of Jerez. Nathan Kearney, a head chef with Gather & Gather, CH&CO’s specialist workplace business, was runner up.

Jeremy Ford, food director for CH&CO, said: “Huge congratulations go to Ricky. He was an exceptional competitor and his rabbit main course a highlight of the competition.

“I’m incredibly proud of all the finalists who produced amazing food. Everyone stepped up to the challenge and they are all testament to the culinary excellence and talent within our business.”

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