Mark Wetherill, Executive Development Chef, Corporate Services, UK & Ireland

Mark Wetherill

Winner of the first ever B&I StrEAT Food Awards! The event saw hugely-talented chefs from 14 different B&I accounts and event caterers battling it out to be named champion in a thrilling live cook-off which was held in March 2017 at Islington Metal Works.

The inaugural event attracted over 70 entries who were painstakingly whittled down to the shortlist. The finalists were then tasked with preparing two different street food dishes – a technical one incorporating products provided by the sponsors and their own unique signature creation.

Wetherill’s delicious lapsang souchong smoked lamb fillet and ox cheek with roasted nut freekeh, smoked apple purée and shaved baby pickles saw him win the prize for Best Signature Dish.

“I’ve been in quite a few competitions and this is a bit different from the norm. I feel over the moon to have won.

After all the practice and hours I put in, it’s just amazing. After seeing all the other contestants’ high-quality dishes, I am seriously blown away. It’s unbelievable. I feel beyond ecstatic. I can’t put it into words!”

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