Sheffield lecturer in line for chefs’ award

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He’s the Sheffield College lecturer who has helped trainee chefs shine on the national culinary stage.

Now Len Unwin has been shortlisted in the Chef Lecturer category of the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2018. The awards recognise emerging and established talent including key figures in the UK chef industry.

Len, who has been teaching Sheffield students for 17 years, said: “It’s an honour to have been shortlisted for the equivalent of the Oscars for the catering industry.

“I’m also really proud of our students and what they achieve.”

“It’s a privilege to mentor them and work with top chefs in the industry who are committed to supporting the next generation of talent.

“Our students have a fantastic work ethic as well as a competitive edge and the vocational skills that employers need.”

Les has helped coach many students, helping them and the college win awards, as well as claiming his own. The winners for the Craft Guild of Cheds Awards will be announced at a dinner in London on June 4.

Just in time for summer

The opening date for Sheffield’s new Caribbean themed restaurant has been confirmed.

Turtle Bay, which will offer dishes such as jerk chicken and curried goat, is to open in the former NUM building off Barker’s Pool on June 3.

The 172-seat restaurant, over two floors, will also specialise in ‘sunshine inspired’ cocktails and a wide range of rums.

Peak peat whisky at tasting

It is an acquired taste - but peaty whisky is the focus of a new tasting event at The Broadfield pub on Abbeydale Road. Smoke and Mirrors is on Tuesday, May 29.