Young chef set to impress with 'Talented Chef' evening | Knutsford Times

Young chef set to impress with ‘Talented Chef’ evening

By on March 24, 2010

There are still places available for the Talented Chef Evening which will take place at one of Cheshire’s most beautiful venues on Tuesday the 30th March, when Matthew will head up the team at the Restaurant and produce a menu that he has designed himself.
Matthew Williams, 25, began his career at Mere on a part time basis and, after gaining experience in all sections of the kitchen, he has now achieved NVQ levels 1 & 2 in Catering. Nominated in both the 2000 Hospitality Awards and for the Up & Coming Chef Award in 2001, he now runs the sauce section for the Atrium restaurant within the hotel.

For just £20 – including a welcome glass of Prosecco sponsored by Gerrard Seel wines – diners can enjoy crab and prawn fishcakes served with a chilli salsa, followed by duo of Beef served with grain mustard mash. Guests will also be treated to an assiette of chocolate desserts accompanied by a special beer tasting courtesy of Robinson’s Brewery.
David West, currently Bars Manager at Mere, will be the young host for the evening and ensure that diners will be served a complimentary espresso courtesy of illy coffee to finish served with a range of Joseph Heler’s award-winning cheeses accompanied with water biscuits, bread rolls and homemade chutney.
This is the latest in this year’s series of Talented Chef Evenings that have been organised by local tourism board Visit Chester & Cheshire in collaboration with leading restaurants throughout Cheshire to raise the profile of talented young chefs across the region.

The evening starts at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm meal. To check availability or make a booking, contact Mere Golf Club direct on 01565 830 155.
At the end of the event, Matthew and team will be presented with a commemorative plate, sponsored by Villeroy & Boch. Young chef Matthew Williams will also receive a chef’s jacket courtesy of Tibard workwear with the young host David West being presented with a magnum of Prosecco donated by Gerrard Seel wines.
Visit Chester & Cheshire’s Pam Billington comments: “These talented chef evenings are a great opportunity for dynamic and gift young chefs across the North west to showcase their creativity, enthusiasm and culinary passion. These evenings also give diners the chance to eat out at some fantastic locations at a relatively low cost, and get the chance to discover some gifted chefs at the start of their careers.

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