PUBLISHED: 15:51 24 September 2014 | UPDATED: 13:13 30 August 2017

Nathan Outlaw wins chef's chef AA award

The coveted title of AA’s Chefs’ Chef 2014 was awarded to Rock's twice Michelin-starred Nathan Outlaw.

This is a unique award that offers all AA Rosette-awarded chefs the chance to decide which of their peers deserves the ultimate recognition. at AA Hospitality Awards.

Twenty four award winners were presented with their coveted titles at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane including a new award for this year, The AA Spirit Award.

Nathan’s career has gone a long way from his childhood days buttering toast to help his chef father with breakfast service in Kent. With spells in London, Cornwall and Gloucestershire under some of the industry’s great names, Nathan’s love of seafood, and his West Country wife, brought him back to Cornwall opening his first restaurant at the age of 24. Nathan has become a firm fixture in the Cornish restaurant world, as well as on our TV screens and is now helping chefs of the future at the Academy Nathan Outlaw.

Simon Numphud Head of AA Hotel Services, said, I am delighted to see Nathan being recognised by his peers for this very special award, an extremely talented yet very humble chef, clearly a popular choice. Over the last few years the collection of restaurants and books he has created have been impressive and reflect Nathan’s total commitment and passion for food.’

Often referred to as the industry’s Oscars’ the AA Hospitality Awards is a key date on everyone’s calendar – a rare time when key players in the Hospitality world can get together – and recognise the commitment to excellence that so many establishments and individuals strive to provide their guests. Drawing on the unrivalled knowledge and expertise of the AA inspectorate and other industry professionals involved in the judging process, winners are selected in recognition of excellence and success within their chosen category, having shown a significant improvement in the preceding 12 – 18 months and proving their dedication to raising industry standards and enhancing both their guest and diner experiences. From top hotels and restaurants to the best of British pubs the AA Hospitality Awards celebrate everything that is great in British hospitality. All the winners will appear in the latest edition of the 2015 AA Hotel, Restaurant and Pub Guides which were launched at the event.

Guests at the awards ceremony, hosted by Fiona Bruce, were treated to a sensational gourmet meal created by 2013 AA Chefs’ Chef, Tom Kerridge as well as entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Light Balance.

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