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Grand Hotel and Spa Chef in Last Three for Young Chef Competition

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A YORK hotel chef has made it into the top three of the national prestigious Chaine des Rotisseurs' Young Chefs Competition, alongside a chef from London's The Ritz hotel and a Sussex chef.

Sam Willis of the five-star Grand Hotel & Spa, a HBAA venue, competed in the national final on March 3, but the exact order of the winning trio will not be announced until the Young Professionals Awards dinner at the Dorchester Hotel in London on March 18.

The Grand's head chef, Craig Atchinson, said: “Sam certainly deserves this success and recognition. He is committed to developing in this tough industry and has put in the hard work and long hours to get to where he is today – to say he has a passion for his work would be an understatement.”

Sam is pictured third from left with the other finalists below.

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