A HAMPSHIRE chef has been nominated to enter a prestigious government food accolade.

James Wiseman, head chef at the Cams Mill pub in Fareham, has been nominated by MP Suella Fernandes for the 2018 Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year award.

The award seeks nominations from Members of Parliament across the UK to recognise a pub chef, or chefs, in their constituency who is renowned for their great food.

James will compete alongside 650 other chefs selected from every corner of the UK to compete in the competition organised by British Beer & Pub Association and the All-Party Parliamentary beer group.

Suella said: "This award is an excellent way to promote and recognise the contribution that pub chefs make to the eating-out experience in this country.

"James from Cams Mill has received great praise from residents for his culinary skills, so he was a clear choice for the nomination.

"I am sure he will go far in this competition and I wish him the best of luck!"

Following his nomination, James Wiseman added: "It’s an honour to be nominated for this award.

"I have spent most my life in the south, mainly Portsmouth and Fareham, I now live in Fareham with my family, and have probably fed most of the Fareham & Gosport community."

A shortlist of finalists will be selected by a panel of expert judges later this year and the award will be presented in early 2018 which includes a cash prize of £500.


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