Updated: Nov 2, 2021
Beth Disley-Jones Was Proud To Fly The 'Flag For The Liverpool City Region' In Major Award
A young Liverpool City Region chef has achieved an incredible accolade, winning The Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Award for Pastry 2021 in London yesterday evening in a tense final.
Beth Disley, a chef from The Art School Restaurant in Liverpool City Centre, wowed the judges to such an extent she also received the feted Highest Achievement Award.
Beth hails for the Liverpool City Region's Borough of Wirral and is proudly representing the city, alongside other chefs from the City Region, such as the legendary Paul Askew, with whom Beth is under the tutelage of.
Together they are demonstrating why the city is a melting pot of talent for numerous exciting industries.
The theme for the final was a christening and baby naming day celebration and finalists were tasked to create a fruit Charlotte russe entremet, a celebration plaque, plant-based chocolate truffles, mendiants and choux a la crème. Beth had 5 ½ hours to create her sumptuous buffet.
I also can’t wait to compete in two weeks’ time for the forthcoming Young National Chef Of The Year 2022 and to fly the flag for Liverpool City region and The Art School Family once more.' - Beth Disley-Jones, Award-Winning Liverpool Chef.
Watching on and beaming with pride was The Art School’s Chef Patron, Paul Askew, under whose tutelage Beth is becoming one of the country’s most exciting young chefs.
The now award-winning Liverpool chef received her prestigious award from Will Torrent, Chairman of Judges Pastry; Russel Bateman, Chairman of Judges Savoury; and Matt Owens, Chairman of the Craft Guild.
Beth said: 'I am over the moon to become a Graduate Award Winner for The Craft Guild of Chefs 2021. But to be given the Highest Achievement Award and an amazing trip to Lyon is beyond exciting. I am so happy and can’t quite believe it!'
She added: 'It’s been an amazing opportunity and I’m so grateful how chef Askew helps me develop on my journey. The standard for the final was amazing and I want to say huge congratulations to the other finalists. I also can’t wait to compete in two weeks’ time for the forthcoming Young National Chef Of The Year 2022 and to fly the flag for Liverpool City Region and The Art School Family once more.'
Paul Askew, said: 'I’m absolutely delighted for Beth. She’s a super talented and lovely young woman who’s been with us for over 4 years. Her commitment, creativity and maturity are exceptional and The Art School family and I are so proud of her. She is developing into an outstanding young chef that Liverpool and the UK will be hearing more of very soon.'
He added: 'It’s another first in the culinary world for Liverpool after our Junior Sous Chef Edwin Kuk won Young National Chef Of The Year 2021. This proves our philosophy at The Art School helps nurture the next generation of chefs and in Beth and Edward we have got two budding stars on our hands. We also continue to celebrate Liverpool, focused on developing its food, culture and gastronomic reputation and capability.'
With the fantastic strides Beth is making, she will likely be joining other local chefs such as Paul Hollywood and Simon Rimmer in enjoying great levels of success.
The Art School Restaurant Address:
1 Sugnall Street,
The Knowledge Quarter,
Liverpool City Centre,
City of Liverpool, L7 7EB
Liverpool City Region, UK.