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Clean sweep for Sundial Chefs at UK Copper Skillet Competition

Sundial Chefs 1st 2nd 3rd.
Sundial Group chefs have scooped first, second and third place at the 2015 UK Copper Skillet Competition, run by the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC).
Iain Miller, Head Chef at Warwickshire venue, Woodside, was awarded 1st place, Mitchell Leech, Senior Chef de Partie at Woodside, scooped 2nd place and was also declared junior category champion, while Lee Gaskins, Head Chef at Northamptonshire venue, Highgate House, received 3rd place.

On Thursday 8th January, the three chefs battled it out in a ‘cook off' at Wyboston Lakes in Bedfordshire to become IACC's UK Champion. They were each given 30 minutes to produce a single dish from a mystery basket of proteins, dairy and grocery items.  

Iain’s winning dish consisted of tenderloin of pork wrapped in spinach and smoked pancetta, wet polenta, charred broccoli and Suffolk cider jus.

This is the 4th time a Sundial chef has won the competition and the 2nd time Iain Miller has scooped the UK title, having previously won the competition in 2013. Robert Budd, Sous Chef at Barnett Hill, won the competition in 2014 and Lee Gaskins at Highgate House, received the award in 2007.

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