We are delighted to announce that Aaron Skerritt, sous chef at Le Talbooth restaurant won the title ‘Chef of the Year’ in the Essex Food and Drink Awards 2012.

Aaron has worked hard to achieve this title and produced an outstanding three course dinner using locally sourced produce with a budget.

Here is what the judges were looking for ‘We are looking for a professional chef who is at the top of his/her game, someone who inspires their peers. A chef who has the passion and vision to create new dishes and who isn’t frightened to push boundaries. Our judges will be looking for someone who can demonstrate precision in preparation, be inventive in presentation and produce an outstanding taste using the “Best of Essex” ingredients with great provenances’.

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Maison Talbooth

01206 322367

A luxury boutique hotel in Essex, looking out across Constable’s Countryside and Dedham Vale.

  • 12 uniquely designed bedrooms
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • The Treatment Rooms day spa

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Le Talbooth

01206 323150

Great food and great service at this stunning restaurant beside the River Stour.

  • Riverside terrace and lawn
  • Outdoor marquee perfect for weddings
  • Private dining options available

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The Pier

01255 241212

Visit our hotel and restaurants by the coast for something a little different.

  • 14 individual bedrooms
  • All-day dining in the bar brasserie
  • Fresh sea food caught daily

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01206 322795

Escape from the bustle and relax at this charming hotel with bar, restaurant, lounge and terrace.

  • 15 quiet and relaxing bedrooms
  • Bar and restaurant with all-day dining
  • Two great spaces for meetings or private dining

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Kesgrave Hall

01473 333741

Charming hotel and restaurant set in beautiful grounds in the heart of Suffolk.

  • 23 en-suite bedrooms
  • Relaxed brasserie – open all day
  • Premier event venue The Hangar

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