Cooking up a storm in land down under

Jonathan Hawthorne, pictured outside the Quay restaurant, Sydney, has been selected to take part in the Chefs of Tomorrow project.

Jonathan Hawthorne, pictured outside the Quay restaurant, Sydney, has been selected to take part in the Chefs of Tomorrow project.

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A talented young chef has secured a place in a prestigious project designed to showcase rising culinary talent.

Jonathan Hawthorne, 25, of Queensbury, hopes to cook up a storm when he takes part in Chefs of Tomorrow in February.

The project was masterminded by Dan Doherty, executive chef of top London restaurant Duck & Waffle.

Monthly events will be hosted at different restaurants around London and Jonathan has been selected for the first event at Pizarro, Bermondsey, where he will create a course for guests to enjoy.

The nights will act as a springboard for the young chef’s careers, giving them a chance to showcase their talent, network and learn how to work in the industry.

Jonathan currently works at the Quay restaurant, Sydney - one of the most awarded restaurants in Australia.

“It’s a really amazing opportunity, I’m excited and I think it’s going to be great,” Jonathan said.

“I used to dream about things like this.

“Dan Doherty wants to give young chefs a chance and it’s about getting that exposure to move further forward with your career.

“I just want to see what will come out of it, it will be a great experience and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future brings.”

Ambitious Jonathan, who previously worked as a sous chef at Michelin-starred restaurant The Box Tree, Ilkley, added that he would love to become the face of Yorkshire in the culinary world.

For more information about the project, visit wwww.chefsoftomorrow.co.uk