Wednesday October 23 2019

Skye Gyngell wins 2019 Female Chef of the Year

The SquareMeal Female Chef of the Year award was launched in 2018 to celebrate the huge contribution female chefs are making to the UK restaurant industry.

Skye Gyngell wins 2019 Female Chef of the Year

On 21st October 2019 Skye Gyngell chef-patron of Spring and culinary director of Heckfield Place became the second winner of the title Female Chef of the Year. Skye was presented with her award at a Champagne reception at The Goring in Belgravia for the shortlisted chefs.

At the reception SquareMeal editor, Ben McCormack said: "What we want to do with the awards is two-fold. We want to inspire young girls who are at school or have just left to consider being a chef as a career in what is still sadly seen as a very male orientated profession. We want them to look at the winners of the awards and think, yes I can do this. Secondly, we want to inspire our readers to come your restaurants and we want to celebrate the huge contribution that women have made to the UK restaurant scene."

Commenting on Skye Gyngell’s win,  McCormack continued: “Skye Gyngell is no stranger to London diners, having won a Michelin star at Petersham Nurseries Café and then making a solo success out of Spring for the past five years. Recently, however, she has proved that she is much more than a chef by leading the way on environmental issues such as eliminating single-use plastics, reducing food waste and committing to sustainable farming methods.”

Skye received the most votes in an online poll of female chefs on SquareMeal.co.uk. The shortlist was created of chefs who have had an outstanding 2019 and whose achievements are an inspiration to everyone involved in one of the UK’s most vibrant sectors.  Of her win Skye said: “I am so honoured and thrilled to receive this award. There are so many wonderful creative and talented women working in our industry and it’s just so wonderful to be even included among them, thank you!”

The Awards reception also coincided with the UK launch of the AYALA Le Blanc de Blancs 2013.

To find out more about the results and read the full shortlist of chefs visit Women in the Food Industry's website

Photography of the awards reception by Rosana McPhee - Women in the Food Industry member.

"I am so honoured and thrilled to receive this award. There are so many wonderful creative and talented women working in our industry and its just so wonderful to be even included among them."
Skye Gyngell

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