Ben Revill, chef at The Tap & Run, Upper Broughton, is in the final four for Best Young Chef in the Great British Pub awards.
The vale of Belvoir gastro pub is owned by current and former England cricketers Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney.
On Tuesday (24th August) Ben participated in a “virtual cook off” judged by Nikkie Thatcher, associate news editor at the morning advertiser and Melanie Balmer, PR manager at Booker.
Stuart Broad said: “We are so proud of Ben for making it this far. To be in the final four of a national award shows the quality he has as a chef. We look forward to working closely with Ben as he develops within our company over the coming years.”
“Ben has a very mature head on his shoulders and has already had a big influence on our menu here at The Tap & Run.
“We certainly see him and his fellow chef Callum Brown as future head chefs within our group as we expand” added MD Harry Gurney.
Ben’s dish was pan roasted Gressingham duck breast, beetroot purée, beetroot, heritage carrot, radishes and blackberry jus.
The Tap & Run is open Wednesday to Sunday serving dishes like the one above alongside hearty pub classics such as Fish & Chips, The Cat & Wickets Burger and a 9oz Sirloin Steak.
Reservations can be made quickly and easily online.