Rick Mattock, who is one of the Development Chefs at local family-run business Mellors Catering Services, has won the North West semi-final heat of The British Sandwich Designer of the Year competition.
Rick impressed the judges with a Pulled Duck Kerala with Rhubarb and Ginger Compote sandwich.
Danielle Bretherton, Company Nutritionist for the Food Development team at Mellors Catering Services said:
“We are extremely proud of Rick, who is a talented food development chef and works hard in the team to introduce new food concepts for our customers to keep us one step ahead of our competitors. A lot of thought goes into the ingredients and flavours we use in our dishes so having creative and knowledgeable chefs like Rick is absolutely key to the fantastic service we offer.”
The competition has 6 categories and judges were looking for a commercially viable sandwich containing the ingredients from one of the chosen categories.
He is now through to the grand final taking place on the 11th May at the Lancaster London Hotel, to win the prestigious title. Head Judge for the grand final will be celebrity chef Theo Randall.