Sam Griffiths, Senior Sous Chef at Michelin starred ‘Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor’, has won the Welsh Chef of The Year 2020.
Awarded by The Culinary Association of Wales, the prestigious annual award celebrates Welsh culinary expertise and high quality, versatile nationally sourced ingredients.
Commenting on the unique set of circumstances and difficulties the competition faced this year, President of The Culinary Association, Arwyn Watkins, OBE said: “ We had a tremendous welcome and response from all establishments that we visited”.
On receiving the award Sam was visibly surprised: “I was not expecting it, the standard was amazing this year. I‘m just really happy”.
Simon Radley Executive Chef at The Chester Grosvenor, comments: “It is a fantastic achievement for Sam and is a testament to his continued hard work, talent, and passion for cooking. The whole team are very proud.”
Sam will now be invited to represent Wales in the Global Chef Challenge in the Worldchefs heats.