Chris Lee – one of 12 Best Game Chefs – Eat Game Awards 2018

September 9, 2018

The Bildeston Crown’s Chris Lee is in the running for the award for “Best Chef Regularly Cooking Game” in the 2018 Eat Game Awards but to take home the prize, he needs your vote. The shortlist of the top 12 has already been determined by the online voting system but voting now begins again to determine the overall winner.

Chris is up against some very impressive company in the Chef category – Tom Kitchin, Fergus Henderson, Tom Aitkens, Phil Howard and Richard Corrigan to name just five – so if you want Chris to win, vote for him here before the end of September. You do not need to vote in every category and you can vote for up to three for each award.

The criteria for nomination was that the chef must serve a variety of game in season and actively promote game dishes. Chris started shooting game as soon as he moved to Suffolk in 2004 and since then, game has been on the menu throughout the season with regular Game Wine Dinners. The inn has also been a popular place to stay for local shooting parties. So not surprisingly, game is a featured recipe for Chris in the recently published Suffolk Feast cookbook and to prove this is not a new favourite, it was a game dish, wild mallard, that Chris cooked to beat Simon King and Dave Myers on “The Hairy Bikers’ Tour of Britain” back in 2009.

The Eat Game Awards is a new initiative aimed at recognising and helping to develop game as a vibrant and modern addition to the British menu, as well as encouraging the British public to discover and embrace this valuable food source. The Awards identify and celebrate the innovators, creators and revolutionaries in the world of wild game.

If you think Chris Lee should be recognised for his passion for game, vote for him here.