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Jimmy Gray Sussex Young Chef of the Year

It was a case of near tragedy producing triumph when young chef Jimmy Gray of Jeremy’s Restaurant, Haywards Heath, West Sussex won the prestigious Sussex Young Chef of the Year 2012/13 at an awards ceremony held last night at the Amex Stadium, Falmer, Brighton. The day before the final cook-off for the title, a devasting fire ripped through his parent’s property and business leaving them homeless.

Determined to still to be among the six finalists in the cook-off, which took place at the end of last year, the twenty-four year old chef ‘wowed’ the judges of The Young Chef category of The Sussex Food and Drinks Awards with a show-stopping three-course menu to confirm his title on Thursday night (31.01.13) as Sussex’s Young Chef of the Year.

Jimmy demonstrated a focused mind, keen skills and culinary innovation in producing his winning dishes which comprised a starter of...

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