When I visited Simon Cottle, co-owner of The Red Lion Pub and Restaurant in Thornby this week, I was caught up in the celebration of their talented young chef, William Podbury who had just been advised of making the last 6 finalists in this year's 'Booker Young Chef Of The Year' in Northamptonshire's Food & Drinks Awards 2018.
The winner will be announced at a special dinner on 7th November and we are all keeping every digit crossed for William's good fortune on the night.
Simon and his wife Louise and the staff at The Red Lion are all 'proud as punch' and rooting for his success, but are quick to point out that whatever the final outcome, this has been a remarkable achievement for William and so well deserved for his hard work and dedication.
For more information about the awards, go to:
(The reference to William's achievement - see screenshot below - is about 1/6th way down the very long page under the heading "Probably the finest chefs in Northamptonshire!")
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